The department Power Cartridges has originally developed as part of the PMP small calibre department during the early 1980's. In 1990 it was moved to a separate facility and then became part of the PMP detonics department.
During 1993 the team was strengthened when personnel from Advena Laboratories that joined the PMP team. Since then PMP has gained experience in designing, manufacturing and management of high-technology systems , quality management and an excellent track record of customer support.
The above mentioned skills and experience has lead to the development and manufacturing of the following power cartridges and pyrotechnical systems which comply with military standards for our local and various foreign Air Forces.
- Cable cutting cartridges
- Target drone recovery cartridges
- Target ejector cartridges
- Parachute deployment cartridges
- Cartridges for various fire extinguisher systems
- Linear cutting charges (lead or aluminium sheathing)
- Mild detonating cord (lead or aluminium sheathing)
- Crew escape systems
- Canopy fragmentation systems
PMP manufactures all the Power cartridges used by the South African Air Force, many of them under license from Martin Baker, who is one of the largest manufacturers of ejection seats in the world.
- Ejection seat cartridges
- Seat ejection Rocket motors
The procurement of the new aircraft by the SANDF, (Gripen, Hawk, A109 and Lynx) has opened the scope for Power cartridges and widened our product base.
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