Annex A. Science And Technology Objectives (STOs)
Army Science and Technology Master Plan (ASTMP 1997)


IV.I.11. High Energy/High Performance Propellant Formulations for Tank Guns. In FY96, initiate small scale evaluation of the high energy gun propellant composition. In FY97, scale up pilot plant processing technology and perform preliminary gun firings. In FY98, conduct final evaluation and demonstrate high performance propellant in live firing to increase impetus values by 10 to 20 percent over JA2 and muzzle velocities by 5 to 10 percent over M829A2 to enhance lethality.

Supports: Adv KE Cartridge, Novel Penetrators, Mounted Battlespace BL.

STO Manager: TSO: TRADOC POC:
B. Strauss John Appel Charles Campbell
ARDEC SARD-TT MBS BL
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