Weapons, munitions technology put to test

  • 22-Oct-2009 09:18 EDT

National Technical Systems Inc., a provider of engineering and testing services to the defense, aerospace, telecommunications, automotive, and high technology markets, has been awarded a five-year contract with maximum potential revenues of $10 million from the U.S. Department of Defense to test and help develop new weapons and ammunition technology. The contract supports the military's Ordnance Technology Initiative titled "Assessment Support of Direct and Indirect Fire Munitions Product Improvements for Insensitive Munitions Performance." The first award is specifically for the U.S. Army, but the technology being developed will benefit all the U.S. Armed Forces. The efforts are focused on five technical areas: high-performance rocket propulsion, minimum signature rocket propulsion, blast-fragmenting warheads, anti-armor warheads, and large caliber gun propulsion.

HTML for Linking to Page
Page URL
Rate It
0.00 Avg. Rating

Read More Articles On

Making off-highway equipment, such as construction or agriculture machines, more efficient continues to be a priority after the final phase-in of the U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emissions regulations. “Some of the companies we work with are running out of credits and unfortunately still struggling with Tier 4,” explained Tristan Donley, Technical Director, Off-Highway Heavy Vehicles North American for Exa, a supplier of software for computational fluid dynamics (CFD).
Engineers are adding sensors, more powerful micros and faster networks as they automate tasks and pave the way to autonomy.

Related Items

Training / Education
Training / Education
Training / Education
Training / Education
Technical Paper / Journal Article