A Limited Analysis of a New Ammunition Concept for Potential Future Rifle Application
FRANKFORD ARSENAL PHILADELPHIA PA
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An analytical study was conducted by the Ballistics and Analytics Branch, Frankford Arsenal, for the development of a new, low engineering risk, low impulse ammunition concept as a potential candidate for the Future Rifle System FRS. The ammunition for this new system, designated as Future Ammunition for Burst-Rifle Launch FABRL, was analytically developed as a 37.1 grain, AR2 shape, 5.56 mm projectile with the same muzzle velocity and trajectory as the standard 5.56 mm M193 projectile. A large number of candidate FABRL designs were generated and analyzed, and several of the designs appear very promising for meeting required performance criteria for the rifle role. In addition, one design could be considered for both the rifle and machine gun roles.
- Ammunition and Explosives