2017-09-07 Military Systems Technology
PPD to develop new PA-120 LWAC® for insensitive munition together with Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH
The constant effort to optimize the logistical and tactical storage of ammunition continues with the PA-120 in a close collaboration with Rheinmetall.
Weight reduction, improved logistics, reduced transportation risk is just a few, of the many, unique features this new model will bring to market in the expanding light weight ammunition packaging range.
DSEi 2017 (stand N3-660, DK Pavilion), will act as the scene of the unveiling of the first 3D printed PA-120, incorporating all of the features and learnings from the LWAC®-M2A1. It is a one-to-one replacement, saves about 2/3 of the weight, has improved stacking capability, is unable to inflict damage to the rounds in transport and will vaporise in fire, keeping forces safe from metal shrapnel in case of an explosion.
“The corporation with Rheinmetall only strengthens our belief in what we do. Combined with the constant restrains on defence budgets and rising environmental awareness corporations such as this, enforces our strategic work. Together with the M2A1, the PA-120 will ensure that the most commonly used ammunition storage containers are available in a light weight, cost saving alternative”. Says Jan engmann, CEO of PPD.
The PA-120 will be available in the same colour variations as the M2A1 (green, red, yellow and blue) to further reduce the logistical necessities, when transporting ammunition from theatre/training to and from storage sites.