Official US Army Testing
GI Official Testing & Evaluation
Weapons and Materials Research Directorate, Army Research Laboratory (ARL)
Solvent-less Bore Cleaning System for the M256 Tank Cannon Carried out by the Army Research Laboratory at Aberdeen Proving Ground,
This report describes a new solvent-less bore cleaning technique by GI Industries, which uses silicon-carbide grit impregnated on a nylon bristle brush to clean the bore in roughly 1/3 the time, with half the personnel, using less expendables, at 1/4 the cost.
Testing Shows: That the new cleaning method does not damage the chrome plating nor the metal substrate where chrome is missing as a result of firing-induced damage.
Military Clearance: The US Army Granted GI Industries official military approval Sept 2006
Official Supplier: General Dynamics
GI Bore Cleaning System has undergone the most thorough testing and evaluation process and passed with flying colours.
An Abrams Tank M1A2 costs around US$8.92 Million. Why would you use anything untested, to clean the most important part; The Barrel !