EPA needed somewhere for its own internal testing, proofing and charge weight assessments and 5 years ago converted a disused building at Faldingworth into a dedicated R&D facility.
As a direct response to clients requests, we have expanded this considerably with new equipment, more range space and additional trained staff.
We now routinely conduct testing for a number of companies and the UK MoD.
- A purpose built R&D facility with 2 indoor ranges and a full suite of ballistic test equipment.
- Knowledgeable trained staff
- 25 meter Fully instrumented ballistic test range.
- 10 meter fully instrumented C-IED test range.
- Licenced areas for load development and testing to NATO, CIP and SAAMI standards
- High Speed Video, standard video capture
- Velocity and Pressure, CIP, SAAMI and EPVAT
- Light and sound recording
- Target impact analysis
- Sand and Dust Ingression testing
- Immersion testing to NATO standards
- Outdoor 100 meter range, with Accuracy and Armour testing
- Outdoor 100 meter range, for Accuracy and Armour testing
- Covered Firing Points at 25 and 100 meters
- Accuracy Test rig for all calibres up to .50BMB
- Load Development workshop
- Facilities for Pressure and Velocity readings
- NEW 300 meter range under construction
Complete with a full suite of test barrels, 9mm up to 12.7, ported for CIP, EPVAT and SAAMI.
Receiver is equipped with standard and electric breech, to allow testing of electrically initiated cartridges.
Fast Cam SA-X. High speed video to capture a bullet in flight, frame rates in excess of 324,000 per second.
Specially designed fitment to allow testing of all types of primers in terms of pressure and muzzle flash.
We have equipment to measure the muzzle flash of ammunition and training blanks as well as recording sound levels. Can also be used to test suppressors.
Kistler load cells to measure impacts and recoil forces.
We have a complete suite of test barrels, 9mm up to 12.7, ported for CIP, EPVAT and SAAMI.
We are able to test pressures and velocities in accordance with all standards, NATO-EPVAT, CIP and SAAMI
Penetration on all types of material, including but not limited to Glass, Armour, Vehicles and Body Armour. With the ability to capture impacts with the Photron High Speed Camera.
Full conditioning from minus 54C° to plus 200C° .
Ability to check parts, projectiles and components to ensure tolerances are correct and to drawings. The OGP machine is capable of an accuracy of 3 microns.
Able to conduct all types of the NATO Packaging testing including 6c bonfire and 6d internal initiation.
Able to measure sound and light levels, muzzle flash for all types of cartridges
We have full authority to store, and test all types of explosives.
We have licensed buildings to process and manufacture items containing explosives.
We are fully licensed and insured to conduct testing and demonstrations for and on behalf of clients.
We have indoor and outdoor facilities, for weapon and explosive demonstrations, conference rooms, catering, we can offer a full package, tailored to clients needs.
We are able to offer a discreet, bespoke service for all types of energetic products. We are happy to tailor our services to client requirements.
Our facilities can be hired to allow clients to conduct their own testing or alternatively we can offer fully trained staff and a package to cover the entire test or demonstration.
We have Home Office Approval to hold Section 1 and Section 5 weapons and have a large selection of assault rifles, pistols, shotguns and Sniper rifles. All are available for testing purposes.
SALES: Head Office: 0044 (0)1777 871310. Direct Contact: 0044(0)7803 591756
Manufacturing: 0044 (0)1673 866200. R & D: 0044 (0)1673 265055
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EPA Manufacturing Ltd is a prominent UK Defence Company delivering a diverse range of bespoke defence projects from concept to completion. We have quickly established a good reputation for innovative products and solutions for the UK MoD, CAST and Private Companies, with many completed projects to our credit. We are licensed for all types of energetics and pyrotechnics, Home Office approved for all types of weapons and ammunition. Read more »
SALES - Head Office: 0044 (0)1777 871310
SALES - Direct Contact: 0044(0)7803 591756
Manufacturing - 0044 (0)1673 866200
R & D - 0044 (0)1673 265055
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