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MISSILE EQUIPMENT & COMPONENTS
SOLID STATE EFI
FUZE SYSTEMS
MISSION
EFI technology (slapper) is one of the key
components of Electronic Safety and Arming
Fuzes for missile.
The new EFI technology, developped by
Nexter Munitions, while maintaining the
high levels of safety and reliability of the
conventional EFI’s requires low energy for
the ignition.
This component triggers the warhead under
optimal conditions and guarantees the
safety level of the weapon system during its
complete life cycle.
TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Safer: no primary explosive
Automatic return to a Safe position
Increased insensitivity & reliability in severe environment (no moving parts)
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Hard impact
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Electromagnetic / Electrostatic environments
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Other IM performances
Greater flexibility of use via electrical interface
Low energy
Lower cost than conventional EFI
STANAG 4187 ed. 4 Safety Design Compliant
STATUS
Qualified.
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