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Cartridge, 5.56mm Jacketed Frangible (DODIC AA40)
5.56mm Reduced Ricochet Limited Penetration (RRLP)

The Cartridge, 5.56mm Jacketed Frangible (DODIC AA40) is intended for use against personnel without collateral damage. It is intended to penetrate soft targets with the projectile breaking up on impact with hard targets. The DODIC AA40 consists of a brass cartridge case, a primer and propellant composition. The Jacketed Frangible cartridge contains a non-toxic, copper, tungsten powder and nylon binder designed to eliminates airborne lead and concerns for disposal. The copper alloy jacket eliminates barrel fouling and gas cutting into barrel and the double base propellant is clean burning.

The 5.56mm Reduced Ricochet Limited Penetration (RRLP) cartridge is 5.56mm Frangible ammunition, and is intended to be used in the 14 inch barreled M4A1 carbine, the 20 inch barreled M16A2 rifle, and M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) or equivalents without modification. On September 26, 2002 Black Hills Ammunition, Inc., Rapid City, S.D., was awarded an estimated $9,205,500 fixed-price, indefinite-delivery and indefinite-quantity, supply contract for a minimum 35,000 (ea) and maximum 10,000,000 (ea) 5.56mm Reduced Ricochet Limited Penetration Cartridges. Work will be performed in Rapid City, S.D., and is to be completed by September 2007.



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