Annex A. Science And Technology Objectives (STOs)
Army Science and Technology Master Plan (ASTMP 1997)

III.I.01. Objective Individual Combat Weapon (OICW) ATD. Demonstrate technologies for the Objective Individual Combat Weapon yielding dramatically improved hit probability and terminal effects. Specific goals include demonstration of brassboard exhibiting hit probability greater than 0.5 out to 500 meters and 0.3 to 0.5 out to 1,000 meters in 1996. Effectiveness against personnel and light armor targets, given a hit, will be greater than those of the M433 High Explosive Dual Purpose cartridge fired from the M203 Grenade Launcher and the M855 cartridge fired from the M16A2 rifle. The OICW Joint Service ATD will comprise operational testing, analysis, and assessments of the OICW’s operational utility and technological maturity. Specific goals include: hardware build for six complete weapon systems and associated ammunition in FY98; demonstrate a 0.5 probability of incapacitation to 300 meters (point target) and a 0.2 probability of incapacitation to 300 meters (defilade target) in FY99.

Supports: Land Warrior, MOUT ACTD, replacement for M16A2, M203, and M249. Transitions to PM-Small Arms funded 6.4 program.

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