Aberdeen Proving Grounds

Aberdeen Proving Grounds Desert Environment Testing

November, 2004
Slip 2000 Gun Lubricant has passed first stage of the Aberdeen Proving Grounds Desert Environment Testing.

"The U.S. Army Research, Deveolpment and Engineering Command is conducting a joint service small arms weapon lubricant evaluation in support of ongoing desert operations."

The first phase of the candidate lubrication evaluation has been completed. During this phase, the lubricant sample of (Slip 2000 Gun Lubricant) which was submitted for evaluation, was subjected to Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) screening and a Health Hazard assessment, laboratory testing of physical charactistics, and weapon reliability (live-fire) testing in a simulated desert environment. For live-fire testing, Slip 2000 Gun Lubricant was applied to M16A2 firearm in accordance with your application instructions and evaluated against the performance baseline established by the currently fielded product (Cleaner Lubricant Preservative).

Slip 2000 Gun Lubricant has been selected to move on for additional weapons testing.

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Your product was selected for advancement to the second phase of testing based on the results listed below. A more detailed descripton of the test evaluation strategy and candidate evaluation results is provided in Attachments 1-4.

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3. Summary
A list of candidate lubricants meeting applicable health hazard assessment criteria and passing all laboratory screening and weapon performance tests will be forwarded to appropriate weapon system managers for sonsideration as approved weapon lubricants for desert environments.

This test is available for review here. We will keep our troops, valued customers and friends up to date as we recieve additional reports.
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