Enhanced Small Arms Ammunition

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Special Operations Command
Amount:
$85,090.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
H92222-07-P-0037
Award Id:
83165
Agency Tracking Number:
S061-008-0004
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1880 University Parkway, Sarasota, FL, 34243
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
364046560
Principal Investigator:
P Marx
president
(941) 359-0212
pjmarx1@aol.com
Business Contact:
PJ Marx
president
(941) 359-0212
pjmarx1@aol.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Small arms ammunition has not changed significantly in decades. Projectiles consisting of lead cores, jacketed with copper alloy have been in service since the early twentieth century and continue to be widely used. Lead is highly toxic, and concerns have been raised regarding the environmental impact of lead core small arms projectiles. Liberty Ammunition Inc. was founded to explore alternative green designs for small arms projectiles, which provide improved performance. Several approaches have been considered, the most recent of which appears to provide significant benefit. Liberty's technology represents a unique approach to small arms projectile design and construction. The materials and techniques used to produce Liberty projectiles allow for great design flexibility. Critical performance parameters such as penetration, fragmentation, muzzle energy and accuracy can be individually tailored for specific requirements. Standard cartridge cases with COTS primers and propellants have been successfully loaded with Liberty projectiles. This technology is not caliber specific, preliminary data indicates that Liberty projectiles can be used in a wide variety of existing small arms.

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