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Ballistics Testing

February 26, 2018

Ballistics testing is an essential part of the production of a variety of products. What is ballistics testing, what is it used for and how is it applied? What Is Ballistics Testing? Ballistics is defined as the study and science...

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NIJ Body Armor Standard and Threats Specification Now Available for Public Comment

February 23, 2018

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has issued draft documents for the proposed revision to NIJ Standard 0101.06, Ballistic Resistance of Body Armor, and for the proposed Threat Levels and Associated Ammunition to Test Equipment Intended to Protect U.S. Law...

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Solicitation Alert: SPEAR Family of Tactical Headborne Systems Coxswain Helmet System

May 15, 2017

Solicitation Title: SPEAR Family of Tactical Headborne Systems Coxswain Helmet System Issued by: U.S. Special Operations Command Solicitation Number: H92222-17-R-027 Solicitation Location: Click here for Solicitation Issued: 12 May 2017 Response Date: 25 July 2017 Other details/instructions: This is only...

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Solicitation Alert: SPEAR Soft Armor Ballistic Inserts

March 8, 2017

The Solicitation Reminder is a service of NTS Wichita and Chesapeake Testing divisions to help our customers uncover Federal Business Opportunities. We hope that you find this a valuable benefit of your partnership with us. SPEAR Soft Armor Ballistic Inserts...

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Solicitation Alert: Maritime Security Helmets

November 11, 2016

Solicitation Title: Maritime Security Helmets Issued by: Department of the Navy, NSWC Panama City Division Solicitation Number: N61331-17-R-0002 Solicitation Location: Click here for Solicitation Issued: 10 November 2016 Response Date: 16 December 2016 The purchase is 100% small business set...

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10% Off Ballistic Testing!

November 4, 2016

As our thank you for a great year, our Wichita and Chesapeake laboratories are offering a 10% discount on Ballistic Testing Services now through the end of 2016! Contact our team to discuss your program today! Wichita: Matt Lutz, (316)...

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Methodology for Transient Thermal Analysis of Machine Gun Barrels Subjected to Burst Firing Schedules

August 1, 2016

Authors: Ryan Hill and Logan McLeod This work presents a method for simulating the heating of machine gun barrels during burst firings. The method utilizes a two-dimensional axisymmetric finite element model which solves the highly transient convection input on the...

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Analysis of Inter-Chamber Energy and Mass Transport in High-Low Pressure Gun Systems

August 1, 2016

Authors: Ryan Hill and Logan McLeod Two assumptions are often made by lumped-parameter codes in the analysis of dual-chamber guns: (1) that the gas enters the large chamber at the propellant flame temperature, and (2) that the flow between the...

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Modeling of Ordnance-Induced Pyrotechnic Shock Testing

August 1, 2016

Authors: Logan McLeod and Santina Tatum Design of an ordnance-induced pyrotechnic shock test to meet a specific acceleration based Shock Response Spectrum (SRS) test requirement for a given test article has traditionally been an empirical process. Based on experience, the...

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