Design and Develop a Simplified Serial Flechette Rifle
AAI CORP BALTIMORE MD
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AAI Corporation conducted a research and development program for the purpose of simplifying the XM19 Rifle. The weapon configuration emanating from these efforts was identified as the XM70 Rifle. The program was divided into two phases - the first consisted of the research activity and the second the fabrication of two XM70 Rifles and associated ancillary equipment as per an approved Configuration Base Line CBL. The effort was originally scheduled to completed in a fourteen month time frame. Of this, ten months were provided for the design study and the remaining four months allotted for fabrication of the hardware. However, during the course of the program, the government modified the contract to expand the scope of work. The goal of the program was to, through simplification, offer a system with increased reliability and effectiveness while decreasing its weight and cost.
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