DSEI 2015

Ammunition for elite forces [DSEI15, D1]

15 September 2015

Primetake (Stand N6-390), a UK manufacturer of specialist munitions, is launching two products within its Omega range of ammunition, including the 7.62mm x 51AP (armour piercing) and the 7.62mm x 51SB (subsonic) rounds.

The AP round utilises a REACH-compliant tungsten core to maximise its penetrative capability, successfully engaging 7mm rolled homogenous armour (Miilux protection 380), while also achieving penetration at inclined angles of up to 25°. Stealthy engagement without rifle crack, which can often compromise location of the sniper, is being offered by the new subsonic round.

Both rounds have been developed for use in high-quality bolt action sniper rifles. Target markets for the rounds are elite military, police and special forces units.

Primetake is also presenting the latest update of its counter-terror enhanced 9mm round, which provides no ‘over-penetration’ and reduces ricochet, making it of particular interest to those involved in sensitive counter-terror or close protection activities.

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