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Ammunition Design & Manufacturing

Spigot mortars are a particular type of mortar, consisting of a solid rod or spigot, onto which the projectile fits. The projectile consists of a hollow cylinder with 1.5 grams of propellant contained within the piston, which sits on the spigot, at the top of the cylinder. The spigot mortar is triggered by a shock tube firing mechanism built into the spigot, with a fixed firing pin inside the top of the spigot.

Firing the shock tube activates the firing pin, which ignites the primer and propellant. As the gases expand they are contained in the hollow tube, which drives the piston downwards onto the spigot, forcing the projectile off the spigot, towing the detonating cord.

One of the advantages of the TLOCs spigot mortar is that it is near-silent in operation (55 decibels @100 meters). When the projectile is fired, the projectile is pushed off the spigot, by the piston, which is captive in the projectile. This traps the gases from the propelling charge and reduces the sound of the firing.

Tactical Lightweight Obstacle Clearance system

TLOCS

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TLOCS Tactical Lightweight Obstacle Clearance system*

TLOCS - How it works

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SNIPER AMMUNITION DESIGNED AND PRODUCED TO TAKE YOUR ACCURACY TO THE NEXT LEVEL...

300AAC FOR CQB and close quater sniping. Available in either high velocity or sub-sonic.

Specialist projectiles available from armour peircing, low penetration and more...

5.56 ammunition to fit  military and police weopons. Available in many specifications to suit all types of operations including CQB and all combat operations and more...

7.62 to 12.5mm (.50) calibler ammunition. Designed for fully automatic weapons, semi automatic or long range precision weopons. All available with different projectiles...

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About EPA

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 licenced for all types of energetics and pyrotechnics, Home Office approved for all types of weapons and ammunition.

EPA Manufacturing Ltd are continuously forward thinking we are always striving to improve and think of better ways to bring existing products into the 21st Century.

Operating from a purpose built manufacturing facility at Faldingworth in Lincolnshire and recently Pennsylvania in USA , with large energetic storage capability including high explosives and production facilities capable of producing over 2 million rounds of Sniper ammunition per year.

We are homologated to CIP through the London Proof House, which means all our ammunition is tested to CIP standards and approved by CIP. In addition we are able to test to NATO EPVAT and SAAMI standards. We are also ISO 9001 registered company.

To support our manufacturing we have a dedicated R&D facility with a full ballistic test suite. We have a dedicated trained and skilled workforce used to dealing with complex energetic products and are able to conduct R&D projects and testing to all International Standards.

We have our own 25 meter Fully instrumented ballistic test range, a 10 meter fully instrumented -CIED test range, licensed areas for load development and testing to NATO, CIP and SAAMI standards

In addition we have High Speed Video, standard video capture, Velocity and Pressure equipment for, CIP, SAAMI and EPVAT standards, Muzzle Flash  and sound recording,Target impact analysis and and Dust Ingression testing.

In addition we are able to conduct accuracy and armour firings on our Outdoor 100 meter range.

 

We manufacture a wide range of products, specialist ammunition, Sniper Extreme, designed for Police and Military use, offering many advantages over conventional ammunition. Calibers from 5.56 up to 12.7mm, in all natures, expanding, lead free, Armour Piercing and Armour Piercing Incendiary. For CIED we manufacture a wide range of disruptor cartridges in 12 gauge and 12.7 (50BMG and a unique IED clearance device, TLOCs which can safely clear a lane 50 meters long and 300mm wide.

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