Hjem   patent

E-blanks is a very cost effective and
environmentally friendly system that simulates the
firing of live ammunition. This is a revolutionary new product that brings many advantages over traditional
‘blank firing’ systems.

The E-blanks system uses advanced electronics to replicate not only the sound but also the weapons
recoil system and muzzle flash therefore maintaining
the realistic feeling of live firing.

E-blanks has been developed to military standards to withstand the harshest environments faced by today’s military and law enforcement operators.

E-blanks is also environmentally friendly, whilst
at the same time being extremely safe to use in all
training environments.

The ability to mitigate many of the risks associated
with traditional blank firing systems allows the system
to be utilised where traditional blank firing may be
considered inappropriate or too hazardous.

The E-blanks system:
The magazines are equivalent weights to magazines with live rounds and can be programmed to replicate the same rate of stoppages associated with live ammunition.

E-blanks come in two main modules:

• Main module with sound device and integrated electronics within the weapons magazine.

• Recoil module inserted in the bolt slide, this connects to the main module through powerful contact points when the magazine is inserted.

Mounting the system is quick; there is no need for major modifications to the weapon. This solution is simple, straightforward, robust and unique.

1. Environmental: There will be no contamination of the environment through use of the system.

2. HSE: The system generates no high-speed fragments, gives no smoke and allows the control of volume. E-blanks can therefore be operated in confined or hazardous environments safely and without the need for complex risk assessments. These unique features will add new dimensions and opportunities when training for operations worldwide.

3. Shipping, Transportation and Storage: Transportation and Storage: E-blanks contains no explosives or propellants therefore there are none of the strictre gulations normally associated with import/export, general transportation or st orage of blank firing ammunition.

4. Training and Exercising with E-blanks: Training and Exercising with E-blanks: Armed Forces and Law Enforcement units increasingly exercise asymmetric warfare such as CQB in urban environments. When using E-blanks in these circumstances operators and opposing forces will no longer be required to use protective clothing and Blank Firing Attachments (BFA’s) nor will there be a need to impose unrealistic safety distances. The system also provides the opportunity to practice in environments where pyrotechnics are not generally permitted. The ability to reduce the firing volume allows exercises to be conducted without the need for opposing forces and exercise players to be forewarned of an imminent assault by being ordered to wear hearing protection. A reduced volume whilst training also allows instructors to

communicate with exercising troops when procedures such as immediate action or assault drills are being carried out. Training with the E-blanks system will mitigate the high rate of stoppages associated with traditional blank firing ammunition therefore training can be conducted without unrealistic interruptions. Never the less the system allows the operator or instructor the ability to program in stoppages and malfunctions in order to train specifically for these occurrences.

5. Weapon wear: Much of the wear inflicted of modern weapons is as a direct result of using blank ammunition, not just from the movement of baring surfaces but also from continual cleaning after training. As the Eblanks system incorporates limited moving parts or propellant deposits there is no associated wear. This greatly increases the service life of each weapon.

6. Time saving: Time saving: A large perc entage of valuable training time is lost to the procedures associated with the use of traditional blank ammunition. The collection, transportation, issue and preparation of blank ammunition before the training has even started will be a thing of the past. The use of the E-blanks system means operators will no longer spend training time filling and emptying magazines or picking up empty cases once training is finished. The E-blanks equivalent of filling a magazine is the push of the butt on. At the end of the training day there will be no requirement to strip and clean the weapon and magazines other than to wipe off dust and dirt. The net result of these savings is more time spent practicing vital drills.

7. Use: The E-blanks system will give greater flexibility to training scenarios at all levels bridging the gap between the need to conduct ‘dry drills’ prior to the issue and use of blank ammunition and BFA ’s. When using the E-blank system there will be no restrictions on quantities i.e. running out of blanks.

8. Economy: E-blanks will not be comparablewith the running costs of using blank ammunition. This will give units a one-time investment that provides the user virtually unlimited use with no extra costs. This system gives the potential to significantly reduce the ammunition budgets to operational units worldwide. One E-blanks magazine will give approximately 150,000 shots and be virtually maintenance free. In addition almost all costs related to time and resources spent on environmental issues, cartridges disposal, weapon wear, logistics, shipping, safety measures and damage disappear.


System specifications:

• A limitation to the quantity of ‘rounds’ per magazine meaning that the magazine has to be filled up in the normal manner.

• Gunfire sound adjustable in three levels

• Muzzle flash.

• Robust in use and will withstand rough treatment and use in all environmental conditions.

• Recoil module simulate the weapon recoil.

• Works with all personal weapons.

• Short assembly time.

• Weight of magazine is approximately to a magazine filled with live rounds.

• Lock and load (‘make ready’) has to be preformed to activate the system.

• Gun shot counter to provide user knowledge of rounds left.

• Short time to fill magazines • Recyclable materials

• Competitive prices for both purchase and operating expenses.


Technical description:

E-blanks technology is built into magazines that replicate real magazines and consists of a rechargeable battery, sound device and control unit (electronics). This is assembled to be water, dust and shockproof.

The magazine is specially designed for each weapon type. The recoil module consists of robust mechanical system that respond on the same way as a weapon bolt when firing. This module has a connection to the magazine and a light beam that is designed to fit into the chamber.

The light beam will hit the muzzle flash reflector to simulate a live firing muzzle flash. A recoil is a closed module that will strike with the desired strength and speed to achieve the weapon`s mechanical functions and give recoil.

These modules are protected on the inside of the weapon. Included with the system are a stationary troop level battery charger and single/patrol field battery charger.

A 30 round magazine can be used several times before it requires recharging. At magazine change there will be a filling up time by pushing button for each shot. The system is designed to maintain the normal weapon SOP’s in use.






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