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EPR Briefing

EPR Briefing

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Published by: Christian Lowe on May 05, 2011
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Distribution Statement A:Approved for Public Release; Distribution isunlimited. Other requests shall be referred to theOffice of the Project Manager for ManeuverAmmunition Systems, ATTN: SFAE-AMO-MAS-SETI,Picatinny, NJ 07806-5000
M855A1 EnhancedPerformance Round(EPR) Media Day
LTC Jeffrey K. WoodsProduct Manager
Small Caliber Ammunition
May 4, 2011Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
 
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Plan for today
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Provide information on the new M855A1EPR
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Soldiers firing ammunition to demonstratecapabilities of the EPR
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Will provide you an opportunity to shootthe round for yourself
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Opportunity for hands on inspection oftargets
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Clearly demonstrate the performancedifferences
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Special Thanks to Army Research Laboratory, ArmyResearch Development Engineering Center, JointMunitions Command, Alliant Tech Systems
 
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M855 -Background
US Army Infantry Center questioned effectiveness of primary5.56mm ball munition
Basis was field reports from operations in Somalia, Afghanistan, and Iraq
Reports were mixed with some units claiming issues, others were not
After studying problem PM MAS/ARL/ARDEC Agreed
M855 was well designed and is good general purpose round. However, someinconsistencies were found inherent in the design
There were physical explanations for field reports of performance issues
There were opportunities to improve performance of these munitions
Army developed improved methods and tools to evaluate performance of smallarms systems
Research Showed:
Physical explanations for field issues
Opportunities to improve performance
Goal of the program was to incorporate the science used in otherammunition such as Large Caliber into Small Caliber Ammunition
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