The MOD and QinetiQ working together to provide Defence Test & Evaluation and Training Support Services

Weapons and Munitions Environmental Test Centre

The LTPA provides the capability to subject munitions and weapon systems to the extreme environments that will be experienced during service life. These assessments ensure that munitions and weapon systems are safe and effective for service use.

Capabilities include:

  • Temperature and humidity climatic chambers
  • Vibration and shock testing
  • Rough handling tests
  • Drop / bounce / crane swing
  • Altitude and rapid decompression
  • Ingress testing, sand, dust and rain
  • Hot and cold immersion testing
  • High and low pressure tank test
  • Non-Destructive Test (NDT) using x-rays and CT scanner
  • Energetic material sectioning using remotely operated equipment

Munition and weapon system environmental test capability is provided through the following sites:

  • MOD Shoeburyness