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.50 Caliber Light Weight Precision Ammunition

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: H922221590001
Agency Tracking Number: S2-0210
Amount: $1,141,158.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SOCOM13-006
Solicitation Number: 2013.1
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-05-19
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-10-15
Small Business Information
3895 39th Sq.
Vero Beach, FL 32960
United States
DUNS: 962521246
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Charles Padgett
 (772) 564-0777
Business Contact
 Lanse Padgett
Phone: (772) 473-3472
Research Institution

The A606 round is the current round of choice for sniper operations using the M107 or MK-15 weapons platforms.The A606 round was designed as an anti-materiel munitions, is not overly accurate (estimated 2 Minute of Angle), and is heavy (every two rounds weigh approximately a pound).(For example, the M107 weighs 36 pounds and 50 rounds of ammunition weigh 25 additional pounds for a total of 61 pounds).Additionally, USSOCOM needs a more accurate MK-211 like round that is non dud producing so that it can be fired on normal sniper ranges to improve shooting skills on one of the most difficult weapons platforms to employ due to the extreme long ranges the weapons are designed to engage.Current technologies such as polymer cased ammunition have shown documented accuracy enhancements over brass cases.Recent evaluations have determined that new industry partners have overcome the obstacles previously associated with polymer cased ammunition and can now produce highly reliable ammunition products that allow for the full realization of the technology.

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