Application of powder metallurgy techniques for the development of non-toxic ammunition. Final CRADA report

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The purpose of the Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) between Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., and Delta Frangible Ammunition (DFA), was to identify and evaluate composite materials for the development of small arms ammunition. Currently available small arms ammunition utilizes lead as the major component of the projectile. The introduction of lead into the environment by these projectiles when they are expended is a rapidly increasing environmental problem. At certain levels, lead is a toxic metal to the environment and a continual health and safety concern for firearm users as well as those who must conduct lead recovery operations ... continued below

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Lowden, R. & Kelly, R. May 30, 1997.

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  • Lowden, R. Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc., Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  • Kelly, R. Delta Defense, Inc., Arlington, VA (United States)

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  • Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant
    Publisher Info: Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant, TN (United States)
    Place of Publication: Tennessee

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The purpose of the Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) between Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., and Delta Frangible Ammunition (DFA), was to identify and evaluate composite materials for the development of small arms ammunition. Currently available small arms ammunition utilizes lead as the major component of the projectile. The introduction of lead into the environment by these projectiles when they are expended is a rapidly increasing environmental problem. At certain levels, lead is a toxic metal to the environment and a continual health and safety concern for firearm users as well as those who must conduct lead recovery operations from the environment. DFA is a leading supplier of high-density mixtures, which will be used to replace lead-based ammunition in specific applications. Current non-lead ammunition has several limitations that prevent it from replacing lead-based ammunition in many applications (such as applications that require ballistics, weapon recoil, and weapon function identical to that of lead-based ammunition). The purpose of the CRADA was to perform the research and development to identify cost-effective materials to be used in small arms ammunition that eventually will be used in commercially viable, environmentally conscious, non-lead, frangible and/or non-frangible, ammunition.

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OSTI as DE98004585

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  • Other Information: PBD: 30 May 1997

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  • Other: DE98004585
  • Report No.: Y/AMT--477
  • Grant Number: AC05-84OR21400
  • DOI: 10.2172/672001 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 672001
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc708978

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Lowden, R. & Kelly, R. Application of powder metallurgy techniques for the development of non-toxic ammunition. Final CRADA report, report, May 30, 1997; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc708978/: accessed December 14, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.