What is included in the
The Magazine has a special sound device, advanced electronics and a powerful battery package, to form both the ‘brains’ and the power supply of the E-blanks™ system.
3 Charging Unit
Every E-blanks system comes with powerful battery chargers for indoor and outdoor use. Charging solutions are flexible and can range from single charging units to multiple charging racks. Diagnostic and Maintenance software can also be implemented when the E-blanks Magazines are placed in the Charging Unit(s).
5 Transport Cases
E-blanks Systems are always delivered in robust, protected transport cases for safety and security. Transport boxes can be sized and scaled to meet Customer requirements.
2 Recoil Module
The recoil module consists of components that will simulate the recoil of the weapon. It also contains a Class 1 Eyesafe Laser, that will travel down the weapon barrel each time a shot is fired, to simulate muzzle flash. It is installed in a similar way to a normal weapon Bolt and Buffer Spring.
4 Muzzle Flasher
The Muzzle Flasher will be attached over the Flash Suppressor. The device has a diffuser which reflects the laser beam from the Recoil Module and simulates the effect of muzzle flash when firing. The reflector also protects the barrel from ingress of dust, dirt and water (or snow).
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?
E-blanks products and supporting processes are fully certified in accordance with ISO 9001 standards and requirements.
The system has successfully and independently passed EMC testing for MIL-STD-461F and EN61000-4-2.
The system has successfully and independently passed the Radiated Emission and Simulated Drop Testing for MIL-STD-810F.
The Lithium Polymer batteries have also successfully and independently passed the UN38.3 Test for “Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods”, Manual of Tests and Criteria, ST/SG/AC. 10/11/Rev. 6, 38.3.
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?
E-blanks for AR-15 weapon types is in serial production and has received official qualification for use in Customers countries, albeit in small quantities. For additional E-blanks development for other weapon types, design and development work is re
quired and estimated to be in the market next year.
If a Customer has a specific timeframe that they need to achieve then we will work closely with them to meet it.
Completing the Development Design Specification (DDS) and Feasibility Study is critical to confirming both the technical requirements and to ensure that we have captured, agreed and baselined into our plan the Customer requirements. One to Two (1-2) weapons, for each weapon-type required, will be needed at our facility in Norway to begin the Feasibility Study. Alternative would be to send one of our engineer on-site for this Study.
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