Photo: M-Field TestingThe Pyrotechnics Facility is instrumental in environmentally safe product testing and design of items such as flares, decoys, fireworks, riot control cartridges, rockets and smoke ammunition. Here, staff can perform experimental item design and production; tooling design and fabrication; and standard ammunition modification.


  • Differential scanning calorimeter
  • Drop sensitivity testers
  • Friction sensitivity testers
  • Electrostatic sensitivity testers
  • Burn rate test chamber
  • Low to ambient pressure test chamber
  • Acoustic octave band analyzer
  • Multi-band spectrophotometers
  • Coulter particle size counter
  • Sealed high explosive test chamber (50 grams maximum)
  • Emitted light intensity and wavelength recorders




























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