How long does it run and expected lifetime?
The precise lifespan of the product depends on several factors that will need to be addressed in detail before accurate data can be produced.
Of particular importance to E-blanks is the frequency and volume of use, and the battery charging process. Batteries charged within recommended parameters will provide a minimum of 150,000 shots before replacement is required.
Battery health is the overall driver to the longevity and lifespan of E-blanks.
Once further detail is known on the estimated training usage to meet specific requirements, more accurate lifespan data will be produced, which in turn will inform the options for the maintenance and support solution to meet Customer requirements
To which standards is it tested?
Are there any reference projects?
Around 100 E-blanks systems have been delivered so far. Customers include the following:
• UK Special User
• US Marine Corps
• US Army
• Multiple B2B sales to Defence and Simulation companies for integration with other systems
How easy is the assembly?
Assembly in a similar way to a normal weapon Bolt and Buffer Spring. Installation takes around one to two (1-2) minutes.
How much does a set cost?
The E-blanks magazine is designed to provide an estimated 150,000 shots without refurbishment.
(Recoil module will provide millions of rounds). Based on an example order price of $3000 per system, E-blanks will provide a cost per round of $0.02 (98% less than a blank round).
Exact unit prices can be confirmed in the form of a Firm Fixed Price offer once quantities and any specific customization requirements are known.
Which weapons are supported?
Where is it produced?
Development and production being conducted in Norway, using the existing infrastructure and expertise in place.
It is possible for production to be undertaken outside Norway, and it is on our strategic development roadmap to establish this capability in the USA, but this would likely require additional time to be established and for production to be ramped-up