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XP PRESSED EXPLOSIVE FOR INSENSITIVE AMMUNITION

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France

Nexter Munitions
13, route de la Minière
78034 Versailles Cedex


Nexter munitions has developed a very low vulnerability pressed explosive composition called XP.

The XP explosive is a composition compressibleat ambient temperature with high detonic performances and low vulnerability, for applications ranging from the filling of medium-calibre shells to warheads including detonating relays.

XP explosive composition

 

Detonation velocity

7,921m/s

Detonation pressure

285kbars (theoretical value)

Critical diameter

between 5 and 10mm

Impact sensitivity – ISI NFT 70-500 STANAG 4489

30% Go at 50J

Friction sensitivity – ISI NFT 70-503 STANAG 4487

0% Go at 353N

 

Defense Products & Services: XP PRESSED EXPLOSIVE FOR INSENSITIVE AMMUNITION
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Defense Products & Services Sectors: Ammunition components
Country: France
Description: XP PRESSED EXPLOSIVE FOR INSENSITIVE AMMUNITION
Source of Information: 

Nexter Munitions