.50 Caliber Light Weight Precision Ammunition

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Special Operations Command
Amount:
$131,821.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
H92222-13-P-0048
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
S131-006-0015
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
SOCOM13-006
Solicitation Number:
2013.1
Small Business Information
3895 39th Sq., Vero Beach, FL, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
962521246
Principal Investigator:
Tony Padgett
Director Engineering/Research
(407) 924-4647
tony@pcpammo.com
Business Contact:
Lanse Padgett
Director
(772) 473-3472
lanse.padgett@gmail.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
PCP Ammunition Company will research the design and development of Lightweight .50 caliber precision ammunition under this SBIR Phase I contract. PCP will concentrate our efforts on several separate criteria in order to improve upon the current .50 caliber round by utilizing PCP"s current lightweight polymer .50 caliber case. First, we will compare the performance of the current round against our polymer case with the same currently fielded projectile. We will do load development with the current projectiles as well as newer developmental projectiles to evaluate the potential of these projectiles to meet the requirements. We will investigate changes to our patent pending case designs such as interior shoulder angles that can potentially increase efficiency while maintaining the same exterior dimensions. We will also investigate several combinations of polymers to achieve optimal obtuation while maintaining structural integrity. With other calibers, we have found that these combinations greatly enhance accuracy . Finally, we will investigate the addition of a flashtube to our cases to enhance powder ignition resulting in better standard deviations. We believe that due to our manufacturing and assembly process, the addition of a flashtube will be a simple change if the performance warrants it.

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