Surveillance testing of missiles and ammunition (LTEX)

In the global defence sector there is a clear dividend from product obsolescence but, in turn, the high cost of early replacement places equal emphasis on effective munitions storage. Our specialist Swedish facility has a proven track record in Life Time Extension (LTEX) programmes, which draws on over 25 years’ experience in the surveillance testing of propellants, ammunition and missiles.

Defence LTEX

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Our surveillance testing capabilities verify the current status of stored missiles, assists shelf-life extension, and report on the suitability of continued storage. We apply our expertise to air-to-air and anti-tank missile systems, with a particular focus on rocket motors, ignition systems and warheads.

Our capabilities in LTEX include:

  • Pre-inspection and disassembling
  • Pre -and post- status control
  • Accelerated ageing
  • Functional tests, including firing tests
  • Training courses in munitions surveillance work and in propellant testing

The LTEX Programme is available from our Swedish facilities or on-site, at our customers’ chosen location.

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