Hand-Held Firing Device

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Handheld firing devices are known to include a firing pin or other sharp object that strikes a non-electric detonator to initiate large explosives in order to create openings such as a building's wall or a gate. The non-electric detonator may be created so that the firing pin must strike the detonator in a specific location and with a specific force in order to prevent inadvertent or unintentional detonation.

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane), has developed and patented a handheld firing device for initiating non-electric detonators. This device is a safe and reliable way of triggering a non-electric detonator so that the firing pin strikes the detonator in a specific location with the specified force.

-Enhanced triggering of non-electric detonators
-Improved safety

Potential Applications:
Dec 31, 2010
Utility Patent
United States
Aug 7, 2012
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