60mm Thermobaric Mortar Cartridge
Under Solicitation R20030219, in February 2003 the US Army TACOM-ARDEC conducted a market survey to identify potential sources of a 60-mm mortar round that employs thermobaric explosive (TBX) technology to produce both blast and fragmentation kill mechanisms. This TBX projectile must have fragmentation capabilities equivalent to the US M720 60-mm mortar round and nominally a 40% increase in the M720's blast output. The US Army was interested in industry submissions of items that were already in production or would be in production within 90 days of the announcement. The TBX projectile must meet all US military operational requirements for safety and handling. All respondents were required to demonstrate past performance as well as the capability to provide system engineering, integration and full-scale production.
There is no indication that this solicitation resulted in the aquisition of any thermobaric mortar rounds.
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