7.62mm Advanced Armor Piercing Bullet Unveiled by Stiletto Systems

Nathaniel F
by Nathaniel F

In an era of increasingly resilient body armor, new small arms ammunition solutions are required to even the odds between the shooter and shootee. The company Stiletto Systems, based out of the UK, is advertising its new bullet as a possible solution for this problem. The round, a relatively conventional 7.62mm tungsten cored armor piercing projectile superficially similar to Nammo’s M993 round, is advertised as having considerable penetrative power: 20.5 mm of rolled homogeneous armor at 100 meters, 100% of the time.

Their 5.56mm variant deserves some mention as well: It launches a very heavy 82 grain tungsten cored projectile at 2,720 ft/s muzzle velocity from a 23″ barrel. This reportedly gives it the power to punch a 10mm RHA plate at 450m, which implies a substantial effective range versus hard ceramic armor.

Stiletto demoed their weapons in a video published via Defence Blog just a few days ago. It is embedded below:

The Stiletto Systems product presentation, available here, is full of interesting – although sometimes quirky – concepts, including caseless 40mm grenades launched from a sniper rifle esque platform (reminiscent of the 25mm Barrett XM109), and an “advanced” pistol that looks like a hybrid between a Beretta 92 and a Wildey, but that shoots both 9x19mm Parabellum and 7.62x25mm Tokarev.

Nathaniel F
Nathaniel F

Nathaniel is a history enthusiast and firearms hobbyist whose primary interest lies in military small arms technological developments beginning with the smokeless powder era. He can be reached via email at nathaniel.f@staff.thefirearmblog.com.

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  • Martin T Martin T on Jul 30, 2017

    Dang I want that 82 grain pill just as components... any word on that?

  • Warren Ellis Warren Ellis on Jul 31, 2017

    Having nkt read the links, does anyone know what makes this bullet so great from what images you can see of it? Does it use some new property of this company's bullets or uses new super materials or what?

    Because this: The round, a relatively conventional 7.62mm tungsten cored armor piercing projectile superficially similar to Nammo’s M993 round, is advertised as having considerable penetrative power: 20.5 mm of rolled homogeneous armor at 100 meters, 100% of the time.

    Sounds like BS.

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