Combustible Cartridge Cases (Small Arms)
PSI created a 5.56mm, high performance, insensitive munition compliant, structural combustible cartridge case.
Capability Description: PSI created a high performance, insensitive munition compliant, structural combustible cartridge case for ammunitions that would augment ballistic performance. This new formulation will increase the ballistic energy, impetus, and muzzle velocity, while simultaneously eliminating combustion residue and providing insensitivity munition compliancy.
PSI’s innovative material provides the following benefits
- High mechanical strength
- High combustion efficiency
- >50% weight reduction compared to legacy cartridges
- Enhanced ballistic performance generated by infused energetic material
- Non-toxic materials
Benefit to Warfighter/Customer:
PSI’s CCCs provide significant weight savings to the modern soldier, allowing them to carry more ammunition or reduce their overall pack weight, while also providing additional impetus to the bullet through combustion.