Integral Suppressed Weapon Barrel

Period of Performance: 02/14/2008 - 08/14/2008

$70K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Davis Defense Group, Inc.
415 Broadway StSte 201
Quantico, VA 22134
Principal Investigator

Abstract

In an armed engagement, the first few seconds are often critical. Suppressed systems allow US assets to engage the enemy without giving away their position. During combat at night with our night vision devises, we own the night until we pull the trigger. Without suppressed systems, the enemy will fire at our muzzle flashes and inflict casualties without the need for night vision equipment. The goal of our SBIR project is to achieve the benefits of a suppressed system without changing the balance of the weapon. This implies more than is stated. A well balanced suppressed weapon that is not reliable and accurate is hazardous if not entirely useless. To reach the stated goal, the suppressor design must be mated to the design of the weapon in question. We will design suppressor systems for the M-16 and M-2 weapons systems that outperforms existing state-of-the-art suppressor systems in the areas above.