The U.S. Army is seeking possible sources for the production of the 105mm M724A2 cartridge, according to recently posted notice on the U.S. government’s main contracting website.
“The U.S. Army Contracting Command – New Jersey, on behalf of the Office of the Project Manager, Maneuver Ammunition Systems (PM-MAS), is seeking possible sources for the production of the 105mm M724A2 Target Practice Discarding Sabot – Tracer (TPDS-T) Cartridge,” said in the notice.
The M724A2 Cartridge supports live-fire training for the Stryker Mobile Gun System (MGS) crews in the Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SCBT).
This discarding sabot round is similar in external appearance and is ballistically similar up to 2000 meters with the APDS-T Cartridge M392A2. It is used as a training surrogate for all 105mm kinetic energy cartridges, including the M735, M774, M833 and M900. There is a tracer located in the base of the projectile. A plastic band encircles the sabot at the forward end. A fiber rotating band and rubber obturating band are mounted toward the base of the sabot. The igniter tube of the electric primer extends almost the length of the propellant packed loosely in the cartridge case.
The M724A2 Cartridge will be procured to a Government Technical Data Package (TDP) marked Distribution Statement D, Distribution authorized to U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. DOD Contractors only.