7.62mm Subsonic Ammunition Optimization

Focus Area:7.62 Ammunition Offensive Systems

Description: Design and develop a capability to negate the powder position sensitivity issue through a precision design that may feature a reduced capacity polymer, aluminum, or brass case that compacts the powder load and ensures consistent ignition, burn characteristics.

Project Cost: $247,000

Project Duration: 16 months

Operational Impact: This ammunition provides snipers with consistent groupings, improved accuracy, increased range beyond 250 meters, and better terminal ballistics for 7.62 mm subsonic engagements while maintaining a reduced signature without the need for pre-firing powder stacking.

Deliverable: 5,000 rounds for operational test and evaluation

Performer: MAC, LLC

End Users: Department of Defense, Department of Justice, United Kingdom Ministry of Defence

Transition: Commercialized available for unit purpose