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Grenade Initiation Module (GIM)


Improve the current Grenade Initiation Module (GIM) production line, by reducing cost and increasing the production rate and reliability


Improve the current Grenade Initiation Module (GIM) production line, by reducing cost and increasing the production rate and reliability. The Spider, XM7 Network Command Munition, utilizes a Miniature Grenade Launcher (MGL) for both lethal and non-lethal responses. The Grenade Initiation Module is the electronic initiator for the Miniature Grenade Launcher


• Successfully completed the prove out of new production process
• Successfully transitioned the new production process to the current production line
• Reduced cost, improved yield, increased production rate and reliability


• Increases the production rate utilizing automated process
• Improves first pass yield (reliability)
• Lowers cost, reduces manpower to run production line


• Project has successfully completed the prove out on the new production process
• Process is being used on the current production line
• Successfully achieved the project goals, i.e., increased production rate, improved first pass yield and reduced labor cost


• XM7 Network Command Munitions (Spider)


• Return on Investment of 3.0 to 1 with a cost benefi t of $3.0M

POC: Army ManTech Manager, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM), Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC), Energetic, Warheads and Environmental Technology Directorate, Building 94, 2nd Floor, ATTN: RDAR-MEM-S, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ 07806-5000

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