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Breaching Technologies Presented at SOFIC in Tampa, FL May 22, 2018

John Granier and Dennis Wilson are invited to present EMPI's RM12GA breaching technology.  This product is in early development and we are seeking research funding to develop consistent fabrication processes, for statistical performance data, safety and DOT testing.

We will also be marketing the TEC Torch for thermal breaching and EMPI is partnered with Innovative Defense LLC to developed an improved linear shape charge.

Full-scale Selectable Fragmentation Warhead testing at AFRL Eglin, FL

After years of development, in late April 2018 EMPI has fabricated 2 selectable fragmentation devices for performance testing at the AWEF in Florida.  Results are pending.  EMPI is partnered with Gunger Engineering and Orbital ATK for this efffort.  Special thanks to AFRL/RWMW for support of the development and this test series.

Images below are ultra high speed video of the natural fragmentation of the scored case.

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EMPI will be attending the NDIA Bombs and Warheads Meeting in Monterey, CA

August 2017: EMPI will be attending the NDIA Bombs and Warheads Meeting in Monterey, CA contributing to two published papers:

  • Selectable Lethality Warhead, John Granier, Dennis Wilson, Donald Littrell, Chi Mai, Mike Gunger, and Paul Braithewaite
  • Frag Panel for High-Speed Air-to-Ground Missiles, Michael Denigan, Michael Murphy, John Granier, Donald Bland, and Michael Hopkins