This solicitation is out. IMO The Army is wanting a solid metal round, versus traditional brass case and bullet modified which is now the ‘alternative.’ They are not specifying material - steel, alum, brass or other. LAT requires 25 cycles through weapon’s’. Still fluted.
I need to provide bid samples by July 10th, so I don’t have time to determine best material. I need to narrow to 1 or 2 and make some parts to test. Color needs to be 17178 to AMS-STD-595. Needs to pass 48 salt fog, no mecr nitrate test.
There was a funded DOTC effort. Anyone know the results?
Any help is appreciated. Pic is old 7.62s.