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Introduction

CBC’s 5.56x45mm Improved Performance SAT (Steel Arrow Tip) combines superior hard target penetration with better terminal effects than conventional 5.56 NATO Ball ammunition. Loaded with a lead-free projectile – solid body made of copper and exposed steel core – the 5.56 SAT provides the infantry more consistent lethality at close-and-long-range engagements, up to 600 meters.

The improved performance is a result of the projectile capability of penetrating barriers with greater efficiency and carrying enough residual energy to incapacitate soft targets. In direct shots, the projectile construction favors fragmentation and increases lethality.

Although lighter, the 5.56 SAT outperforms the 7.62 Ball M80 in both hard and soft targets. The 5.56 SAT will completely perforate a 10mm thick mild steel plate at a distance of 385 meters from muzzle, still having enough energy to guarantee effective terminal performance.

Designed to comply with the STANAG 4172 and NATO (Multi-caliber MOPI Standard), CBC’s 5.56x45mm SAT ballistic trajectories fully match NATO reference cartridges.

Introduction
SAT IMPROVED PERFORMANCE

The technology provides the infantry a higher lethality capability by enabling the engagement of a wider array of targets and at long distance.

SAT IMPROVED PERFORMANCE

Advantages

Improved hard target performance and increased terminal effect against soft targets – compared to 5.56x45mm NATO Ball.

Suitable against a wide variety of targets.

Increases the engagement range to distances up to 600m.

Environmentally-friendly lead free projectile.

No weight increase compared to 5.56x45mm NATO Ball.

Fully compliant with NATO MOPI requirements.
No weapon modification or conversion kit is required.

COMPARISON CHART

5.56 NATO BALL VS. 5.56 SAT

COMPARISON CHART - 5.56 NATO BALL VS. 5.56 SAT

Product qualification

CBC’s 5.56x45mm SAT was submitted to a wide range of tests during validation phases. All standard ballistic properties were tested against NATO standards. Additional performance tests proved reliably that the 5.56 SAT cartridge has superior performance compared to standard 5.56 NATO Ball in all scenarios, against hard targets (3/8” mild steel plate and concrete wall) and soft targets (even protected by kevlar body armor), enhancing warfighter capabilities in the field and guaranteeing superior lethality.

The 5.56x45mm SAT is a mature product with the highest Manufacturing Readiness Level (Figure 3).

Figure 1 - CBC 5.56x45mm SAT (MLR) Manufacturing Readiness Level

Figure 1 - CBC 5.56x45mm SAT (MLR) Manufacturing Readiness Level

Composition & Visual

Identification

1 Projectile Steel Arrow Tip
Copper Jacket
2 Penetration Performance The bullet core peforates a mild steel plate of SAE 1010 or 1020 (55HRb - 70HRb), with a thickness of 9,5mm, placed at 385m from muzzle
3 Case Brass (Cu70Zn30) (UNS 26000)
4 Propellant Double Base, REACH compliant
5 Primer Percussion, Boxer type, crimped and sealed
SAT IMPROVED PERFORMANCE

Weapon Systems

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

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