Capco won a U.S. Army contract to become the first U.S. manufacturer of the standard issue 40mm grenade launcher.
Currently in production and ahead of contract schedule.
Product info and DLA Award details coming soon.
Capco produces .223 / 5.56mm barrel assemblies for the commercial version of the military M16/M4 weapons.
The M192 consists of an alloy steel, tubular structure and features an innovative Traverse & Elevating (T&E) mechanism. The T&E mechanism allows the soldier to accomplish rapid bold or fine adjustments of the weapon in traverse and elevation axes. The Capco-designed M192 became the U.S. Army’s light weight ground mount for medium caliber machine guns and preceded the Capco-designed M205 Tripod Mount.
The Receiver Assembly is used on the M2/M2A1 .50 caliber machine gun.
Capco produces the full assembly in-house, and conducts live-fire testing at a nearby off-site range.
The M205 is a Capco designed and developed light weight tripod for the M2, M2A1, and MK19 machine guns. The M205 reduces the Warfighter’s load burden by replacing the legacy tripod, which weighed 54 lbs., with a system weighing less than 30 lbs. Capco is also the sole producer of this U.S. Army standard issue tripod, which consists of an innovative traverse and elevation assembly (T&E) and light weight pintle with quick release pin.
Capco receives consistently high performance assessments from the Army Contracting Command Contracting Officer. Below are some comments regarding Capco’s delivery of the M205:
“The contractor has consistently delivered M205 tripods which meet ALL the technical performance requirements as specified in the contract. All deliveries to date have been in accordance with the contract schedule and most have been ahead of schedule. The contractor has a very robust Configuration Management system. Every change/deviation/update encountered during production has been captured with an Engineering Change Notice.”
“Each Lot was delivered on time or ahead of schedule to the contractual requirements. Because of this, CAPCO has been able to supply the Government with the tripods needed to meet the accelerated fielding schedule.”
“The contractor is always responsive and willing to work as a “team member” to resolve problems as they arise. The contractor willingly over packed Visual User Guides along with each tripod with no additional cost. These user guides will supply the soldiers with the extra instructions on use and maintenance.”
In the late ‘90s, the US Army sought to replace their aging machine gun tripod mount with a lighter, more advanced ground mount system. The legacy system used a traverse and elevation (T&E) mechanism that dated back to the 1930s!
Competing against larger and renowned defense contractors, Capco submitted an innovative proposal and was selected by the U.S. Army to become the developer of the next generation ground mount for medium caliber machine guns.
During development, Capco presented various prototypes to a Fort Benning SFC Subject Matter Expert. This burly, combat veteran scrutinized each prototype carefully. With each prototype he found new features that were improvements over the old system, but something was missing. Finally, one day the Sergeant sat down with Capco Engineers and said, “I’m not an engineer, so I don’t know what you should design.” Gesturing with his hands, he continued, “I just know I want to operate my weapon with my right hand, and with my left hand, operate the mount so that I can rapidly move the weapon in traverse and elevation, and as soon as I release my left hand, the weapon stays locked on target.”
The Sergeant’s layman explanation articulated more in a couple of sentences than paragraphs of contract technical jargon could accomplish. Capco engineers now understood the problem statement and set out on a solution that revolutionized small arms weapon mounting systems.
By 2004, the M192 with its revolutionary T&E was Type-Classified as the new U.S. Army ground mount for medium caliber machine guns. The following year, the M192 was selected by PEO Soldier as one of the U.S. Army’s Top Ten Inventions for 2005.
Over the next several years, Capco produced thousands of mounts for the U.S. Military and, spring boarding off the M192 concept, went on to design and produce thousands of the M205 mount for large caliber machine guns. Thus continuing to lighten the Warfighter’s load while increasing operational capability.