CONFRAG® grenades deliver more precision, safety and lethal power than any other high explosive. By controlling fragmentation – the mass, velocity and distribution of fragments – CONFRAG® controls the impact and effectiveness of HE ammunitions. This revolutionary new technology from Hirtenberger Defence Systems surpasses the current global standard of natural fragmentation which has little control over the fragmentation process. Natural fragmentation produces fragments which differ in size, mass and shape – resulting in minimal lethality. In contrast, the fragments produced with the CONFRAG® technology are significantly more effective, have much more energy and penetration, and deliver optimum coverage – ensuring increased lethality.
The world’s best pyrotechnical ammunitions are a synergistic – and carefully balanced – union of the highest quality raw materials. With more than X years of developing and manufacturing state-of-the-art pyrotechnical products, Hirtenberger Defence Systems has a deep and extensive understanding of the production of pyrotechnics. Apart from raw-material sourcing, their ammunition is developed and manufactured in-house, without the need to rely on external partners or suppliers. This unrivalled quality assurance and knowhow enables their illumination and smoke ammunitions to deliver optimum performance and safety. Hirtenberger Defence Systems is proud to provide a comprehensive range of world-leading pyrotechnic and energetic mortar ammunition.
SENSORING AND DIGITAL LAYING
The future of mortar systems is bright – and digital. The integration of sensors and the use of electronic data to improve performance in range, accuracy and usability of weapons systems is a major game-changer in modern weapon design. By removing the time and effort of calculation, modern mortar systems reduce time-to-fire whilst minimising the risk of error. And of increasing importance in today’s warfare, they enable the integration of the mortar weapon system into modern battle management and command-and-control systems. This demand for digitisation has in part been driven by an increase in fracticides during the Iran and Afghanistan conflicts. Digital communication has led to the broadening of the battlefield, and a growing requirement for commanders to be ‘online’ with all units during battle. Hirtenberger Defence Systems has been applying its extensive mortar knowhow with cutting-edge technology to create mortar systems fit for the future, and already proven to increase accuracy, reduce risk and enhance performance.
Energetic materials, commonly known as explosives, are the basis for the functional working principles of a mortar system. Not only the impact performance of HE rounds but also the propulsion systems of all mortar rounds are based on energetic materials with all its different characteristics and behaviors. To work with energetic material as a vital part of its product attributes require great experience and a constant