Nitramine Drying & Fine Grinding Facility

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FLC Region

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RDAR-EIB
Picatinny Arsenal

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9737244875

Description

The Nitramine Drying and Fine Grinding Facility provides TACOM-ARDEC with a state-of-the-art facility capable of drying and grinding high explosives (e.g., RDX and HMX) to support twin-screw extrusion studies, low vulnerability (LOVA) propellant, and, potential use in tank ammunition, and nitroguanidine (NQ) for use in the XM232 propelling charge loaded into the Modular Artillery Charge System (MACS). It is also available to support a broad spectrum of mission Research and Development including new propellant, explosive, and pyrotechnic formulation development, and insensitive munitions. It is capable of drying and grinding energetic materials and related raw materials up to 100 lbs per hour. The facility is currently undergoing inert operational testing

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