The technology was designed for training in space constrained firing ranges and sensitive populated surroundings.
CBC Reduced Range (RR) ammunition was design for tactical operations in sensitive populated surrounding and for training in space constrained firing ranges. By reducing the overall Safety Danger Zone (SDZ), the technology mitigates risk of collateral damage and provides greater logistic efficiency and range availability.
CBC .50 cal RR Ball and Tracer comply with 7.62 x 51 mm M80 safety template, with maximum range not exceeding 3.500 m, or half of the maximum range comparing to the standard .50 NATO Ball ammunition. Both RR Ball and Tracer have matching ballistic trajectories with standard .50 NATO Ball up to 900 m (figure 1).
The product performance is achieved due to a special aerodynamic bullet design, that causes the projectile’s spin velocity to decrease during flight, progressively reducing its gyroscopic and dynamic stability.
The CBC .50 cal RR cartridges were successfully tested against the complete NATO qualification program and have been fielded by several NATO and allied countries.