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Applied Ballistics Wins Military Contract to Advance Extreme Long-Range Sniper Capability

Applied Ballistics Wins Military R&D Contract
Precision Shooting Tech Company Funded to Advance Extreme Long-Range Sniper Capability

Cedar Springs, MI: Applied Ballistics LLC, a Michigan-based tech company focused on advancing the state of the art in long range rifle shooting, has been awarded a $1.3M contract by the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO) to execute Phase 1 of the Extreme Sniper Strike Operations (ESSO) project.

Phase 1 of the ESSO project is focused on advancing the predictive capabilities of modern ballistic solvers by performing Doppler radar measurement and modeling of current service rounds at Extreme Long Range (ELR) as a function of gyroscopic stability, and refining the models of secondary ballistic effects such as spin rate decay and spin drift at ELR. Phase 1 will conclude with the ballistic modeling enhancements being integrated into the existing Applied Ballistics ecosystem of electronic devices which are currently deployed by numerous US and allied armed forces around the world. Phase 1 is scheduled for completion in late 2018.

Phase 2 of the ESSO project is a potential follow on (2019) that focuses on the development and fielding of an advanced ELR sniper rifle system designed to drastically increase first round hit probability at ELR on man sized targets. The Applied Ballistics Weapons Division is currently conducting research and development on weapons platforms, as well as new cartridge and bullet options, that will maximize ELR ballistic performance from lightweight, practical, magazine fed systems.

Bryan Litz, owner of Applied Ballistics LLC, said: “Our team of Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical and Computer Science Engineers and Technicians will apply our combined experience including years of testing and competing in ELR Shooting to the successful completion of the ESSO program objectives. This means extending the maximum effective range of US and allied snipers, achieving decisive overmatch on the battlefield. I can’t imagine a better application of Applied Ballistics’ collective efforts.”



5 Responses to “Applied Ballistics Wins Military Contract to Advance Extreme Long-Range Sniper Capability”

  1. Jason Falla says:

    Brian is an absolute guru in the subject matter and the contract couldn’t be awarded to a better more capable company. A true subject matter expert. Well done!

  2. Caylen Wojcik says:

    Here’s a shocker. It’s kind of hard to justify monetizing a product when it’s already available from another company free of charge. But of course, that’s none of the taxpayer’s business….

    • Stephen says:

      what uses Doppler radar out there let alone spin decay in a ballistics calculator? not even kestrel has that and what freebie do you trust that no one i know trusts when it comes to these calcs? You have me super intrigued on this one. But something that can provide calcs over what a kestrel does for free, I’m eagerly waiting for your response!

    • theDude says:

      I’ve read your bio, know what you teach, I’m just curious as to this other product you speak of, free of charge.

      • Austin says:

        It’s probably the Hornady ballistics calc. He’s been repping that elsewhere too. To be honest, unless the code is dicked up and the BCs are way off, most point-mass ballistic solvers are going to be spot on within the transonic for the vast majority of users. The point-equations have been around since what, the 50s? The AB calculator steps ahead of the pack with their library of bullets, drag curves, and device integration.