Ballistic Laboratory & Range

Testing At STANAG 4569 Level 4 Dark Duotone

Mission Critical Protection: Tested to Extremes.

On-site Facility

Our on-site independently audited ISO 17025 UKAS accredited Ballistic Laboratory & Range and team of experts enhances our capabilities and keeps us at the forefront of armour technology.  Our extensive test facility includes a range of equipment enabling in depth research and development on-site for composite armour and commercial products, as well as validation and ongoing verification of production accuracy and performance.

History and Expertise

NP Aerospace’s range opened in 1989 and the team have a combined 50 years of experience. Programmes worked on include: Osprey, Virtus, CM735, Ukraine, Mastiff, Ridgback, Wolfhound, Buffalo, MAN truck, EOD testing, Snatch Land Rovers, Met Police, DSTL projects, special classified projects and various external customer testing.

Our range includes a live ballistic firing range. We can meet a variety of testing standards, accredited or in accordance with:

With a combination of volume manufacturing, in-house product development and extensive test facilities, NP Aerospace can respond quickly to customer requirements, with the highest level of confidence. Our processes are also important which is why we secure additional accreditations such as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.

Lab – blunt impact testing and structural rigidity.

Our capabilities include:

Two Onsite Live Firing Ballistic Ranges


High Pressure Helium Propelled Gas Gun

Non-Destructive Testing Capabilities

Impact Rig

Instron Material Analysis and Testing

NP Aerospace Ballistics Range

Test confidentiality & External testing

With our team expertise we can offer confidential high level product testing services for your business. We can complete Non-Disclosure Agreements and provide extensive test reports.

Confidentiality focus – As we are UKAS accredited, it means we are independently audited, deliver confidential reports, ISO audit passed & UKAS. On site review of testing liaising with team etc.

External testing

We work with major organisations including DSTL, MOD, DND on complex testing programmes. We also work with external national / international test houses.

Service offering