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LWAC®-M2A1

Logistical and Tactical Lightweight Plastic Ammunition cases for: Ammunition (small, medium and large-arms), Pyrotechnics, Explosives, Countermeasures, Flares, and Weapons, etc…

PPD´s new innovative Light Weight Ammunition Cases (LWAC®) are based on PPD´s newly patented design ideas and PPD´s specially developed raw-material resins. PPD Light Weight Ammunition Cases (LWAC®) are designed as a full drop-in replacement for existing systems, and accordingly to all military requirements and standards. The development and design has been performed in close co-operation with end-users and the ammunition industry.

The advantages are numerous however, the most important is the direct cost savings over the full life cycle due to:

  • Reduced weight, more than 68% lower than existing steel boxes. E.g. Packaging weight for 1.000.000 rounds 12.7(0.50 cal.) will be reduced by 16,5 tons!
  • Improved stacking capability which allowing cross stacking both 90⁰ and vertical stacking
  • Improved thermal capability, with reduced heat transfer
  • Prepared for built-in RFID tags for tracking and controlling
  • Low noise during handling and contact with steel surfaces
  • No risk of sparks
  • Fully compatible with existing steel boxes
  • Fully recyclable / reusable
  • Multiple color choice, e.g. color code according to ammunition type.

Packaging classifications

Military

The LWAC-M2A1 is classified as “CLASS J”, according to DEF-STAN 81-41

  • Storage requirements: Storage for a minimum of 2 years world-wide with full weather protection
  • Distribution requirements: Movement and handling by any means

The LWAC-M2A1 is classified as “Nato Packaging Level – 1”, according to STANAG 4280

  • Storage requirements: Storage for 1 year outdoors in NATO worldwide
  • Distribution requirements: Open or enclosed movement by land, air or sea under operational conditions. Multiple handling

UN – ADR Dangerous Goods

  • UN-X, 13,5kg, Packing group I, II and III
  • UN-V, 5,5kg, Packing group I, II and III
  • UN-Y, 21,5kg, Packing Group II and III

Technical Data

  • Net weight: 750g
  • Length: 305,5mm
  • Width: 154,7mm
  • Height: 190mm

Color choices

RAL 6007

RAL 5012

RAL 3013

RAL 9005

RAL 9005

RAL 1016

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