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BANC NATIONAL D’EPREUVE

Main Activity

BALISTIC AND IMPACT RESISTANCE TESTING
Boasting over 200 years’ experience in the arms and ammunitions sector, the National Proof House has its own ballistic testing laboratory, a one-of-a-kind in France and European benchmark.

TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT:
• Firing ranges of 30, 100 and 300 m.
• 3 pneumatic launchers up to 180mm diameter enabling propulsion velocity up to 1200 m/s depending on the weight of the projectile.
• a wide range of projectiles: ammunitions from .22 LR to 25x137mm calibre up to 1800 m/s, standardized fragments (FSP), shrapnels, hailstones, gelatine cylinders, metallic impactors…
• velocity acquisition systems by light screens and Doppler radars.
• high speed camera: mega-pixel resolution at 7,500 fps and a maximum of 775,000 fps.
• yaw measurement by orthogonal photography.
• conditioning of samples from -70 to 300°C and 10 to 98% relative humidity depending on the temperature.

TESTED PRODUCTS
Metallic armour, composite materials, ceramics, glazing, windscreens, wipers, batteries, protective covers, surface coatings…

Certifications

ISO 9001
ISO 17025

Membre - Aerospace Cluster
ZI Molina La Chazotte - 5 rue de Méons
42004 SAINT-ETIENNE Cedex 1
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Capabilities : Tests and control