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Information on the 5.8- x 42-mm DBP10 Round

DSIAC was asked to find information on the Chinese 5.8- x 42-mm/DPB10 cartridge composition, lethality, armor penetration, proliferation of the round, ballistic test data, and comparisons of performance against the 5.56- x 45-mm and 7.62- x 39-mm…

Small Arms Weapons Manufacturing and Reverse Engineering

DSIAC staff assisted in researching and providing standards and requirements related to reverse engineering, development of Technical Data Packages, and manufacturing to be used as part of a Small Business Innovative Research package soliciting domestic…

Dahlgren Decon/Decon Green Testing & Efficacy

DSIAC was asked to compile all available research on Dahlgren Decon and Decon Green testing and efficacy against chemical, biological, and radioactive particles to determine the possibility of replacing the currently-used standard decontaminant. DSIAC was…

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U.S. Special Operations Command to Use Precision-Strike Surveillance Aircraft

The U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) is planning to offer war commanders an armed surveillance aircraft option to support ground troops. The “armed overwatch” plane will come equipped with laser-guided rockets and Hellfire missiles. Fewer…