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.

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