Electric primer caps from RUAG Ammotec for medium calibre ammunition guarantee a high rate of fire, accuracy and reliability for cannons. By means of applying the so-called metal layer elements RUAG Ammotec has developed a sophisticated technology, which is clearly superior to the conventional systems (gap primers and primers with bridge wire ignition) and thus has set a new standard for new generation ammunition.
Primers and propellant charge primers (with both mechanical and electric triggers) are available in different designs. In addition to ignition chains for 30mm ammunition, which is standard ammunition for light armoured vehicles and is used in particular for UN missions, propellant charge primers for artillery ammunition e.g. 155mm play a dominant role in the product portfolio of RUAG Ammotec.