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LOGMARS (Logistics Applications of Automated Marking and Reading Symbols) Small Arms-Marking for the 9mm Defense Weapon.
LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST BETHESDA MD
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The 9mm Personal Defense Weapon is now being delivered to the Military Services and the Acquisition Contract does not call for bar coding any information on the exterior of the pistol. The Military Services have expressed interest in laser etching unique identifying information on the pistols and has completed a laser-etched weapons test that shows the idea is feasible. This report addresses two questions 1 what information should be bar coded 2 What method of application would minimize the total cost of applying bar codes The report recommends that the weapon serial number be the only information encoded, and it recommends that the acquisition contract be modified as soon as possible so that codes will be applied during manufacturing. It also recommends methods for each service to bar code weapons received before the contract is modified. Keywords Small arms, Bar coding, LOGMARS, Weapon marking.
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