Polymer-Cased Ammunition for Small Arms and Cannon Ammunition

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$599,996.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
M67854-05-C-6505
Award Id:
64754
Agency Tracking Number:
N031-1580
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
13233 Webre Road, Bay Saint Louis, MS, 39520
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
134136196
Principal Investigator:
NickMalkovich
VP, Technology
(228) 533-0825
nmalkovich@MPTpolymers.com
Business Contact:
JesseHearin, III
Manager, Business Operati
(228) 533-0825
JHEARIN@mptPOLYMERS.COM
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Mississippi Polymer Technologies Inc. (MPT) proposes to develop a new generation of polymeric lightweight ammunition weighing approximately 1/3 less than existing brass ammunition. Previous efforts to develop polymer-cased ammunition have failed primarily because of problems associated with choice of case materials. During Phase I, MPT has demonstrated proof of concept overcoming these issues. During Phase II, MPT will make the final material and manufacturing method selections, followed by extensive ballistic, utility and environmental stability testing. To aid in the development, MPT will utilize Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to guide in the final design of the cartridge cases with maximum weight savings. In parallel to the technology effort, MPT plans to focus on transitioning the lightweight ammunition into the DOD inventory through co-development activities with Alliant TechSystems (ATK), funded through the Phase II Option. At the conclusion of the Phase II effort, MPT intends to have a technology package of lightweight .50 caliber ammunition ready for Type Classification.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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