True Velocity Ships Composite-Cased Ammo to U.S. Army

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posted on January 14, 2021
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True Velocity, an ammunition manufacturer based in Garland, Tex., has finalized delivery of more than 625,000 rounds of the company’s proprietary, composite-cased 6.8 mm ammunition to the U.S. Army. The military branch will test the samples, in a variety of conditions, under its Next Generation Squad Weapon Program (NGSW), which is considering replacements for the currently fielded 5.56 NATO cartridge and many of the small arms chambered for the cartridge. Currently there are three submissions still under NGSW consideration, all chambered in 6.8 mm.

“It has been a long, exciting road to get to this point,” said Chris Tedford, president of True Velocity. “We have consistently been able to demonstrate the effectiveness and superior performance of True Velocity’s designs and manufacturing processes time and time again, proving that we represent the obvious choice for the future of military small arms ammunition. Due to the dedication of our team, we are living up to our ethos of making ammunition perfect for our warfighters.”

True Velocity’s proprietary 6.8 mm composite-cased ammunition offers a variety of advantages over brass ammunition, including a 30-percent weight reduction, improved accuracy, optimized muzzle velocity and increased ballistic efficiency. A key consideration in the NGSW decision, however, hinges on the ability to manufacture ammunition in high volume while maintaining performance.

As a result, True Velocity’s production capacity is being reviewed by the U.S. Army, although officials from the company emphasize the firm’s technology and designs could drastically increase efficiency through automation and provide a reduced factory footprint compared to other submissions. A True Velocity production cell that occupies just 2,640 square feet can produce as many as 27 million rounds per year.

“We look forward to continuing the review process alongside the U.S. Army and exceeding their expectations in every way possible,” said Kevin Boscamp, CEO of True Velocity. “True Velocity rounds will not only give warfighters a significant advantage in the field, but we believe our products and processes will save institutions such as the Department of Defense millions of dollars in logistics costs. We eagerly anticipating their decision.”

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