Wiltshire Ballistic Services Ltd
WILTSHIRE BALLISTIC SERVICES A WELL ESTABLISHED BALLISTIC TEST FACILITY WITH OVER 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE. WE CARRY OUT BALLISTIC TESTING TO OUR CUSTOMERS' REQUIREMENTS AND CAN CERTIFY TO A WIDE RANGE OF BALLISTIC STANDARDS
WILTSHIRE BALLISTIC SERVICES - WE SPECIALISE IN THE TESTING OF BULLET AND PROJECTILE-RESISTANT MATERIALS, WEAPONS AND AMMUNITION
Based in Devizes, Wiltshire, we are a centre of excellence employing a team of widely experienced experts to offer guidance and proactive assistance. By understanding both your technical and commercial needs we offer you the best opportunity to develop a product for your own market or customer; quickly, thoroughly, and efficiently.
Our knowledgeable staff are able to offer advice on the most appropriate international standard for testing. However, we are not limited to testing to standards, and provide a very flexible service allowing the customer to conduct research and development work to their own specification. Customers are welcome to come in and witness the trials first hand or can simply send in samples for testing.
WBS offers a range of testing to full international standards, including:
- EN1063, EN1522 and EN1523
- MIL-STD-662F, UK/SC5449 and Def Stan 08-42, V50 and V0 evaluations
- Various NIJ standards
- Stanag 2920
- Stanag 4569
We can provide an unbiased verification and validation assessment of weapons and ammunition, for supply to MoDs, Police, and other services.
Excellence guaranteed in all aspects of weapons testing. We offer a comprehensive and unparalleled range of test facilities in the UK, accessible regardless of weather, and equipped with the most up-to-date and sophisticated instrumentation available.
Our service orientated team have a wide range of practical experience in the field, making them more than qualified to carry out your requirements.
Our facility is located underground, ensuring it is secure and can allow for prolonged testing without disturbing the local population. By offering a bespoke service, we can supply all ballistic testing equipment including weapons, universal mounts, sample holders and instrumentation catering for ammunition from 9mm up to 20mm FSPs. We can also test all samples, vehicles and building materials against small arms, cannon, bomb, IED attack and larger ammunition at one of our outdoor partner ranges.
With secure facilities and our own indoor and partner outdoor ranges for ballistic testing, Wiltshire Ballistic Services Ltd (WBS) offer a quality, impartial service for weapon, ammunition and armour testing. As a privately owned commercial operation, WBS can guarantee confidential and bias-free testing, working to ISO 17025, being ISO 9001 certified, and with MoD Range approval.
At Wiltshire Ballistic Services we reload most of our ammunition ourselves to ensure consistency and accuracy. We can quickly find the required loads for any given velocity from comprehensive records from previous trials. We fire all ammunition from a universal fixed breech with a laser sight for accuracy and safety, unless otherwise requested. We have a wide range of ammunition in stock, but if we do not have the particular ammunition you wish to use we can source it specifically for your trial.
The test equipment we use is to the highest accuracy and used in facilities all over the UK and internationally. WBS not only test equipment but also design and supply an extensive range of universal mounts and gun breeches in all calibres up to 40mm. We also supply EPVAT barrels to carry out testing of ammunition.
We can provide Portable Weapons Mounts for all types of rifles, carbines and pistols; powder room design and equipment, including ammunition breakdown, reloading equipment and ballistic test range design and supply.
Testing at WBS is very cost-effective. We keep our prices low, and have a very simple pricing system:
a fixed cost per hour (with a reduced price for a full day) plus any consumables used for R & D work, with various fixed packages available for testing to specific standards.
A TRUE CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE
If you require somewhere to liaise with clients, give presentations, or discuss development projects, we offer confidential and secure conference facilities, complete with on-site kitchen and display equipment. With ample parking onsite and restaurant and hotel facilities within easy walking distance, our facilities are well equipped to offer hospitality as well as practicality. Early start or late test periods can easily be accommodated, and test demonstrations carried out accompanied by excellent hospitality.
Come and visit us at our new improved ‘One-Stop’ test facilities.
Full range of test facilities
There is a full range of instrumented test facilities available:
- Separate stab testing room
- Live fire demonstration facility
- 0.15" to 20 mm capability indoors
- 30 and 40 mm outdoors
- Various range distances available 10, 20, 30, 50, 60,70, 80 and 100 m
- Universal breech firing mechanisms
- Velocity measurement systems
- Automatic electronic targets
- Various jigs and fixtures to handle many different typesof impact testing
- Various weapons mounts to fire remotely the majority of small arms
- High speed camera and photography
Our services include:
- Ballistic testing
- Body armour trials facility
- Armoured vehicle component and accessory testing
- Opaque armour testing
- Transparent armour testing
- Ammunition proofing and evaluation
- Ballistics training
- Weapon function testing
- Overpressure testing
- Fragment attack
- Grenade and high explosive attack
Located near local facilities, your visit will be comfortable as well as effective. You can find more information on our location, as well as the wide variety of services we offer, on our website.
EXCELLENCE GUARANTEED IN ALL ASPECTS OF WEAPONS TESTING