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Introduction

CBC Reduced Range (RR) ammunition was designed for training in space constrained firing ranges and sensitive populated surroundings. By reducing the overall Safety Danger Zone (SDZ), the technology allows for training exercises closer to the quarters, with greater logistic efficiency and range availability. It is also applicable for operational use, while mitigating the risk of collateral damage.

CBC .50 cal RR Ball and Tracer comply with 7.62x51mm M80 safety template, with maximum range not exceeding 3,500m, 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 800 m (figure 1).

The product performance is achieved due to a special aerodynamic bullet design, that cause 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.

Figure 1 - Maximum range comparison between .50 caliber (RR) and .50 NATO caliber.

Introduction
REDUCED RANGE

The technology was designed for training in space constrained firing ranges and sensitive populated surroudings.

REDUCED RANGE

Advantages

Allows training in smaller firing ranges (7.62x51mm M80 Surface Danger Zone).

Simultaneous training by multiple units at the same training facility, when space permits.

Logistics efficiency in allowing training to occur closer to the quarters, reducing costs.

Suitable for tactical operations, decreasing risk of collateral damage.

Trace visibility from 200 meters up to 1500 meters, reducing shooter´s signature.

No weapon modification or conversion kit required.
Compliant with NATO Small Caliber MOPI.

Product qualification

CBC .50 RR cartridges are compliant with STANAG 4383 and NATO (Multi-caliber MOPI Standard) and have been fielded by several NATO and allied countries. The product qualification also included tests with multi-frequency tracking radar, for trajectory and ricochet analysis, based on live shooting against different targets and terrains. The .50 RR demonstrated consistent performance results and is fully complaint for use in a 7.62x51mm M80 SDZ.

The .50 RR is a mature product with the highest Manufacturing Readiness Level (Figure 3).

Figure 2 - Calculated SDZ for CBC .50 ball and trace cartridges (RR) – results in meters.

Figure 2 - Calculated SDZ for CBC .50 ball and trace cartridges (RR) – results in meters.

Figure 3 - CBC.50 (RR) Manufacturing Readiness Level

Figure 3 - CBC.50 (RR) Manufacturing Readiness Level

Composition & Visual

Identification

1 Projectile Ball Monolithic brass bullet with grooves machined at the ogive
2 Projectile Tracer Monolithic brass bullet with grooves machined at the ogive adn identified by a red tip
3 Trace Performance Between 200m and 1500m
4 Case Brass (Cu70Zn30)
5 Propellant Single Base REACH compliant, CBC own production
6 Primer Percussion, Boxer type, crimped and sealed
REDUCED RANGE

Weapon Systems

Weapon SystemsFully compatible with all NATO nominated weapons or equivalents without the need of any modifications or auxiliary equipment.

BROWNING M2HB

M2 QCB

AI AW-50

FN M3M & M3P

Barret M82

AI AX-50

AS-50

BARRET M107

M2 NM218

PGM HECATE II

MCMILLAN TAC-50

CIS-50

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