Presentation on theme: "1 TACOM Tank-automotive & Armaments COMmand 40mm MK19 Non-Lethal Short Range and Long Range Ammunition Presented to the National Defense Industrial Association."— Presentation transcript:
1 TACOM Tank-automotive & Armaments COMmand 40mm MK19 Non-Lethal Short Range and Long Range Ammunition Presented to the National Defense Industrial Association 2003 Mines, Demolitions and Non-Lethal Conference 10 SEP 2003 Frank Dindl U.S. Army TACOM-ARDEC AMSTA-AR-CCL-A; Bldg 7 Picatinny Arsenal, NJ 07806-5000 (973) 724-6761 Anthony Cautero U.S. Army TACOM-ARDEC AMSTA-AR-CCL-A; Bldg 7 Picatinny Arsenal, NJ 07806-5000 (973) 724-6085
3 Description: The MK19 Non-Lethal Short Range cartridge uses a telescoping cartridge case to provide weapon powering while launching non-lethal payloads. A variety of candidate payloads have been demonstrated, with multiple rubber balls being the leading candidate for initial fielding.
4 1 3 2 4 5 Description of telescoping case feature: 1 3 2 4 5 Picture 1 - cartridge prior to chambering Picture 2 - cartridge chambering, case starting to telescope Picture 3 - case fully telescoped closed at the moment of firing Picture 4 - fired cartridge fully telescoped open Picture 5 - bolt recoiling with fired cartridge Blank cartridge NL Payload Cartridge
5 In my own experiences, a MK-19 with NL Capabilities would provide tremendous overwatch and capability to push back a violent crowd as opposed to just engage a single agitator..... If the MK-19 in the foreground had NL Munitions, they would have been able to clear the crowd and re-open the bridge behind them. ….In cities and villages, a MK-19 could be extremely helpful in the event that you have a massive crowd of non- combatants who are being exploited by agitators and violent handlers to neutralize your position or deny necessary access. --LTC Jim Brown User perspective:
7 Preliminary performance requirements: Minimum engagement range of 10 meters Maximum effective range of 50 meters Weapon cyclic rate 275 shots per minute Other considerations: No weapon modifications required Trajectory compatible with weapon sights Non-lethality concerns including potential for eye injuries
8 Concept of Employment Firing Demonstration: Firing demonstration was conducted at Fort Leonard Wood on 25 SEP 2002 Representatives from the various services witnessed the demonstration, including BG Curry, Commandant, US Army Military Police School; COL Lamb, Assistant Commandant; COL Karcher, Director of the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate; and senior NCOs from the various services.
9 Ten round burst at Picatinny Arsenal, August 02
10 Five round burst of multiple rubber balls: Fort Leonard Wood, MO September 2002
11 Six round interrupted burst Picatinny Arsenal May 2003
12 Summary: The 40mm MK19 Non-Lethal Short Range cartridge concept has been successfully demonstrated. Cartridge configuration adaptable to a wide variety of payloads. Initial fielding scheduled for FY06.
13 40mm MK19 Non-Lethal Long Range Description: Provides MK19 non-lethal capability with 50 to 1500 meter effective range. Uses Davis Projectile concept with airburst or proximity fuze to decelerate projectile at target location. Dispenses non-lethal payloads such as rubber balls. Uses conventional cartridge case and ammunition impulse to power the weapon mechanism for rapid-fire.
14 Conceptual Flight path: Davis Gun w/ K.E. projectiles SHOOTER LAUNCH BEGIN ENGAGEMENT: DAVIS GUN CRUISE NON- LETHAL PAYLOAD DELIVERY TARGET(S) NON-HAZARDOUS BODY DENSE POWDER BALLAST
15 20MM PROJECTILE DECELERATION High speed video courtesy Steve Chung
16 20MM AIRBURST FUNCTION DEMONSTRATING PROJECTILE DECELERATION Photo courtesy Piotr Frey and Steve Chung
17 PROGRAM STATUS: Approved for FY04 new start by the Joint Non-lethal Weapons Directorate (JNLWD). Projectile deceleration mechanism successfully demonstrated in 20mm using crude laboratory airburst mechanism. Development of an appropriate airbursting fuze or proximity fuze mechanism key to success. Market Survey published March 2003.
18 Frank Dindl U.S. Army TACOM-ARDEC AMSTA-AR-CCL-A; Bldg 7 Picatinny Arsenal, NJ 07806-5000 (973) 724-6761