Mass production of IM shells at Glascoed plant, UK
Production of Insensitive Munitions loaded with cast-cured PBXs.
IM compatibility allows the PBX curing facilities to be licensed as Hazard Division 1.3.
Below: Filling heads and pallet conveyor of the Glascoed facilities in UK BAE Systems Land Systems
Cast PBX production workshop for I.M. shells – POGS at Sorgues plant, France
A new process for continuous production of cast PBX charges, called the “bi-component” process, combines the product performance and insensitivity now required for land and naval munitions, with very competitive costs for mass-scale production.
Below: Shells filling by bi-component process – The “POGS” facility. SNPE/EURENCO