|Enhanced capability for the 21st century warfighter|
|The Objective Individual Combat Weapon (OICW)
Advanced Technology Demonstration (ATD) provides an enhanced capability
for the 21st century infantryman, with the potential to selectively replace
the M16 rifle, M203 grenade launcher, and M4 carbine. Program guidelines
were derived from the Small Arms Master Plan (SAMP) and Joint Service Small
Arms Master Plan (JSSAMP).
OICW-ATD is managed by JSSAP and will provide superior firepower to the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, Special Operations Command, Navy, and Coast Guard.
|Key Program Capabilities
The fire control system (FCS), using a laser range finder, pinpoints the precise target range at which the HE round will burst and relays this information to the 20mm ammunition fuzing system. Fragments from the bursting munition will defeat PASGT armor. The sighting system provides full 24-hour capability by employing uncooled IR sensor technology for night vision.
||OICW-ATD Program Schedule
Phase 1: Study complete 12/94.
Phase 2: System design and subsystem demonstration complete 2/96.
Phase 3: Prototype system demonstration in fall1997/Jan 98.
Phase 4/5: Hardware build/live-fire simulation begins 4/98.
Fielding of first unit equipped in 2005.
|World-Class Team for the Joint Services
For the Joint Service Small Arms Program (JSSAP)/ Armament, Research, Development, and Engineering Center's (ARDEC) OICW-ATD program, Alliant Techsystems has formed a strong U.S. and international team, with combined revenues of over $3 billion. Team members were chosen because their core businesses focus on the technologies required for successful fielding of the OICW.
System Integration and HE Bursting Munition
|Fire Control System
Contraves Brashear Systems Inc., of Pittsburgh, Penn., is responsible for development of the FCS. The company has a worldwide reputation as a designer, producer, and supplier of highly technical integrated electro-optical systems.
Dynamit Nobel AG (DNAG) is responsible for the 5.56mm product development. The company leads the industry in environmentally safe, caseless, and combustible-cased small arms ammunition and also supports HE propulsion efforts.
Both HK GmbH and DNAG are planning to establish or license a U.S. base of supply to ensure an onshore manufacturing capability.
Each of our four companies ranks among the leaders in the world for its products. In addition, each company has extensive experience in system management and support to U.S. government and NATO programs.
18698 10/96 - Approved for release to the public domain.