Research projects

ROMARM research projects under the National Plan for Research, Development and Innovation type Transfer to the Economic Operator (PNCDI PTE)

CN ROMARM SA conducts several research projects under the National Plan for Research, Development and Innovation (PNCDI). The projects are developed in collaboration with the Executive Unit for Financing Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation (UEFISCDI). and Ministry of Education and ResearchROMARM research projects strictly follow the planned objectives and the results can be accessed hereafter according to the stage of development.

6 PTE Project
"30 MM CALIBRE SHOT WITH ARMOUR PIERCING PROJECTILE
FOR AK306/AK630 NAVAL INSTALLATIONS"
Acronym AIRSEA PROTECT

STATUS: 100% of the objectives have been fulfilled

Program:

P2 - Increasing the competitiveness of the Romanian economy through research, development, innovation

Subprogram:

2.1 Competitiveness through research, development and innovation - Transfer project to economic operator.

Project title:

30 mm caliber shot with armor piercing projectile for naval installations AK306/AK630.

Identification code:

PN-III-P2-2.1-PTE-2019-0316

Contract:

6 PTE/03.06.2020

Contract value:

1,709,000.00 lei of which:
1,189,000.00 lei funding from the state budget
520,000.00 lei Co-financing (CN ROMARM SA own funds)

Contractor:

National Company ROMARM SA

Director:

ENG. Bratu Mihai

Project acronym:

Airsea Protect

Contracting period:

01/06/2020 – 31/05/2022

Project timeframe:

24 months

Project stages:

3 Stages

Field:

2. Information and Communication Technology, Space and Security
2.3. Security

Keywords:

30x165mm ammunition, AK-306/AK-630, armor-piercing tracer; naval guns

6PTE PROJECT – AIRSEA – PROTECT 2020

Technical-scientific argumentation on innovative technical solutions for the design, development and realization of the preliminary experimental model of 30×165 mm AP-T ammunition by applying innovative integrated technology in the laboratory phase, with a view to technological transfer to the economic operator.

6PTE PROJECT – AIRSEA – PROTECT 2021

Manufacture of the product "Ammunition 30x165mm API-T" at industrial prototype batch level - series 0.

6PTE PROJECTS – AIRSEA – PROTECT 2022

Validation of the "series 0" batch by testing under real operating conditions and verification of its functionality in order to obtain homologation.

Final Science Report 2020 - 2022

6 PTE – AIRSEA – PROTECT

16 PTE Project
"THERMOBARIC PERFORATING ROUND
FOR AG-9 GRENADE LAUNCHER""
Acronim ExPierce

STATUS: 100% of the objectives have been fulfilled

Program:

P2 - Increasing the competitiveness of the Romanian economy through research, development, innovation

Subprogram:

2.1 Competitiveness through research, development and innovation - Transfer project to economic operator.

Project title:

Thermobaric perforating round for AG-9 grenade launcher

Identification code:

PN-III-P2-2.1-PTE-2019-0256

Contract:

16PTE/08.06.2020

Contract value:

1,515,866.00 Lei of which:
990,000.00 Lei Funding from the state budget
525,866.00 Lei Co-financing (CN ROMARM SA own funds)

Contractor:

National Company ROMARM SA

Director:

Pîrvu Tiberiu Alexandru

Project acronym:

ExPierce

Contracting period:

08/06/2020 – 06/06/2022

Project timeframe:

24 months

Project stages:

3 Stages

Field:

2. Information and Communication Technology, Space and Security
2.3. Security

Keywords:

Thermobaric ammunition. armor-piercing projectile, AG-9 launcher, cumulative effect ammunition; NATO STANAG

16PTE PROJECT – ExPierce 2020

Technical-scientific argumentation on innovative technical solutions for the design, development and realization of the preliminary experimental model of the 30x165mm AP-T ammunition by applying innovative integrated technology in the laboratory phase, with a view to technological transfer to the economic operator.

16PTE PROJECT – ExPierce 2021

Design, construction and verification of the functionality of the pilot facility for manufacturing the industrial prototype batch.

16PTE PROJECT – ExPierce 2022

Validation of the prototype batch by testing under real operating conditions and verification of its functionality, with a view to approval of the industrial prototype batch.

Dissemination of the 3rd stage FINAL REPORT

16 PTE – ExPierce

59 PTE Project
"THERMAL COUNTERMEASURE AMMUNITION WITH INNOVATIVE FLARE SPECTRAL PYROTECHNIC COMPOSITION
FOR ALL TYPES OF AIRCRAFT IN AIR FORCE EQUIPMENT""
Acronim CHIMERA

STATUS: 100% of the objectives have been fulfilled

Program:

P2 - Increasing the competitiveness of the Romanian economy through research, development, innovation

Subprogram:

2.1 Competitiveness through research, development and innovation - Transfer project to economic operator.

Project title:

Thermal countermeasure ammunition with innovative flare spectral pyrotechnic composition for all types of aircraft in air force equipment

Identification code:

PN-III-P2-2.1-PTE-2019-0213

Contract:

59 PTE/ 07.09.2020

Contract value:

1,714,616 Lei of which:
1,189,000 Lei Funding from the state budget
526,616 Lei Co-financing (CN ROMARM SA own funds)

Contractor:

National Company ROMARM SA

Director:

ENG. Cristea Valentin

Project acronym:

CHIMERA

Contracting period:

07/09/2020 – 07/09/2022

Project timeframe:

24 months

Project stages:

3 Stages

Field:

2. Information and Communication Technology, Space and Security
2.3. Security

Keywords:

Counterweight, NATO standard rectangular ammunition, FLARE, NATO STANAG 4687 - Expendable countermeasures for aircraft and UAVs, 5 NATO STANAG 3686 – Safety design requirements for Airborne Dispenser Weapons.

59 PTE PROJECT – CHIMERA 2020

The aim of the project is to develop the industrial manufacturing capacity of thermal countermeasure (FLARE) munitions through technology transfer and know-how from the Scientific Research Centre for CBRN Defence and Ecology (Partner 1) to CN Romarm SA (Coordinator), one of the largest defence companies in Eastern Europe, which will ensure the implementation of this project within a subsidiary of CN ROMARM SA. The ROMARM subsidiary is specialized in the manufacture, development and subsequent homologation of this type of military equipment - Plopeni Mechanical Plant, in order to ensure the requirements of the Romanian Air Force (training, stock), as well as for external beneficiaries.

59 PTE PROJECT – CHIMERA 2021

The project aims to develop a technology for the industrial production of thermal countermeasure munitions for use by Air Force combat aircraft. This project aims to develop the composition of the thermal countermeasure and priming pyrotechnic composition, the production of mechanical elements such as the cartridge tube, the electrical ignition and discharge cap casing, the ejector piston and its components. The aim is to improve performance by replacing magnesium in the composition with magnesium in order to increase the radiative intensity and the rate of combustion, introducing polyurethane as a binder, which, due to its properties, provides mechanical resistance and resistance to the thermal and oxidative factors to which ammunition is subjected in long-term storage conditions, and using hexamine as a fuel due to its high nitrogen content and high energy density, as well as due to its entirely gaseous reaction products. The development of a new thermal countermeasure requires the characterization of the combustion temperature and its signature in the infrared spectrum, its burning time and the ejection velocity of the pyrotechnic caliber. A high-density polyethylene ejector plunger injection molding line and a pyrotechnic cup molding plant using the semi-liquid pressing process will be developed.

59 PTE PROJECT – CHIMERA 2022

Validation of the prototype batch by testing under real operating conditions and verification of its functionality with a view to approval of the industrial prototype batch - T:07/09/2022.

Final report: final scientific report 59 ETP - thermal countermeasure munitions with innovative flare spectral pyrotechnic composition for all types of aircraft in the air force (Chimera)

59 PTE – CHIMERA

Research projects, 2022 - 2024

75 PTE Project
"Low environmental impact composite fuel for unsteered propulsion systems"
Acronym E-CORA

STATUS: currently under research

Program:

P2 - Increasing the competitiveness of the Romanian economy through research, development, innovation

Subprogram:

2.1 Competitiveness through research, development and innovation - Transfer project to economic operator.

Project title:

Low environmental impact composite fuel for unsteered propulsion systems

Identification code:

PN-III-P2-2.1-PTE-2021-0211

Contract:

75 PTE

Contract value:

1,586,495.00 Lei

Contractor:

National Company ROMARM SA

Director:

Eng. Botiș Horia-Razvan

Project acronym:

E-CORA

Contracting period:

29/06/2022 - 20/06/2024

Project timeframe:

24 months

Project stages:

3 Stages conducted during 2022, 2023 and 2024

Field:

2. Information and Communication Technology, Space and Security
2.3. Security

Keywords:

Propulsion; Missiles; environmentally friendly; ammonium nitrate; polyurethane

75 PTE PROJECT

Common propulsion systems such as unguided systems, which are strictly necessary for any army, include portable grenade launchers, rockets, multiple rocket launchers on vehicles, rocket launchers on aircraft and boats. The aim of this project is to recreate a vital capability of the national defence industry by transferring an innovative composite rocket fuel technology from academia and research to industrial partner C.N. ROMARM S.A.. The industrial prototype development of this new rocket fuel manufacturing technology involves the use of an affordable oxidant with low sensitivity and minimal environmental impact, as well as energy binder systems that can also incorporate materials obtained by recycling PET. These new propellants perform at least as well as dual-based powders (based on cellulose nitrates and glycerol trinitrate), while having low sensitivity and low environmental impact. The composite solid fuel will have dual applicability and can be used nationally and in civil propulsive applications, including the national anti-hail rocket atmospheric intervention system (made by ROMARM SA), which currently uses obsolete, polluting, imported fuels.
The academic and research consortium that developed and validated the experimental model and that will assist ROMARM SA in the development of this technology is composed of prestigious institutions with long experience in research and development of military technology and advanced materials: the Military Technical Academy-Ferdinand I, the CBRN and Ecology Defence Research and Innovation Centre and the National Research and Development Institute for Chemistry and Petrochemistry.

75 PTE – E-CORA

Research projects, 2022 - 2024

79 PTE Project
"Low toxicity tear-irritant ammunition to combat public disorder"
Acronim TearCloud

STATUS: currently under research

Program:

P2 - Increasing the competitiveness of the Romanian economy through research, development, innovation

Subprogram:

2.1 Competitiveness through research, development and innovation - Transfer project to economic operator.

Project title:

Low toxicity tear-irritant ammunition to combat public disorder

Identification code:

PN-III-P2-2.1-PTE-2021-0157

Contract:

79 PTE

Contract value:

1,675,105.00 lei

Contractor:

National Company ROMARM SA

Director:

DEng. Irina Carceanu

Project acronym:

TearCloud

Contracting period:

21/06/2022 - 20/06/2024

Project timeframe:

24 months

Project stages:

3 Stages conducted during 2022, 2023 and 2024

Field:

2. Information and Communication Technology, Space and Security
2.3. Security

Keywords:

Irritant tear ammunition, pyrotechnic mixture, mechano-climatic tests, toxicological effect, low toxicity.

79PTE PROJECT

The aim of the TearCloud project is to develop the manufacturing capacity, at industrial level, of a low toxicity tear-irritant ammunition to combat public disorder, through technological transfer from the Research and Innovation Centre for CBRN Defense and Ecology (P1) to the economic operator C.N.ROMARM S.A. (CO), in order to provide the necessary equipment for the structures of the national system of defense, public order and national security (SNAOPSN), as well as for external beneficiaries.
The low-toxicity irritant-lachrymatory ammunition to combat public disorder will be based on a composition of irritant-lachrymatory agents, less dangerous and much more effective than those currently on the market, with significant rapid recovery, no permanent injuries and greater safety in use.
Thus, the low-toxicity tear-irritant ammunition, in the form of a hand grenade with special effects, is intended to be used by law enforcement agencies and to offer decision-makers the possibility of using the product as an alternative solution to conflict situations where the use of lethal weapons is inappropriate, i.e. missions to combat public disorder, actions to prevent and combat terrorism or training activities for all-weapon fighters to carry out rapid combat actions.
The Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction excluded irritants from the category of chemical weapons, grouping them under the heading of substances for the control of disorder. Thus, the use of irritants is allowed only for the purpose of combating public disorder and not as a method of warfare.
In this context, non-lethal technologies can become ideal means to control public disorder.

79 PTE

Research projects, 2022 - 2024

84 PTE Project
"EFP/TB tandem reactive strike for man-portable launchers"
Acronim EFP/TB-RPG

STATUS: currently under research

Program:

P2 - Increasing the competitiveness of the Romanian economy through research, development, innovation

Subprogram:

2.1 Competitiveness through research, development and innovation - Transfer project to economic operator.

Project title:

EFP/TB tandem reactive strike for man-portable launchers

Identification code:

PN-III-P2-2.1-PTE-2021-0174

Contract:

84 PTE

Contract value:

1,701,183.00 lei

Contractor:

National Company ROMARM SA

Director:

Eng. Bratu Mihai

Project acronym:

EFP/TB-RPG

Contracting period:

21/06/2022 - 21/06/2024

Project timeframe:

24 months

Project stages:

3 Stages conducted during 2022, 2023 and 2024

Field:

2. Information and Communication Technology, Space and Security
2.3. Security

Keywords:

Tandem ammunitions, thermobaric ammunition, armor-piercing ammunition, EFP, man-portable launchers

84PTE PROJECT

The aim of the EFP/TB-RPG project is the technological transfer of the product resulting from the research activity "Reactive Strike in Tandem EFP/TB" from the Technical Military Academy "Ferdinand I" to the industrial partner CN ROMARM. The Tandem Reactive Strike is a munition consisting of two combat components, an EFP (Explosively Formed Penetrator) and a TB (thermobaric). The internal organisation of this munition is innovative because, starting from the classic tandem munition that puts together two cumulative armour-piercing effects, the EFP/TB munition combines the two types of action, EFP and TB in order to increase the thermobaric effect on the target by armour-piercing it and operating the thermobaric composition as far as possible inside the target (combat machine, enclosure, etc.). In 2020, within the framework of a research project of the Internal Research and Development Plan of "ATM FI", the research prototype of the shot was successfully developed and tested. Component execution and testing activities were carried out together with S CARFIL S.A., a subsidiary of CN ROMARM, under a service contract. As a next step in the development of this product, the present project proposes the manufacturing of the shot at the level of industrial prototype of small series by CN ROMARM, through the realization of a pilot plant, allowing the execution of the shot with higher productivity, reduced cost price and at a higher quality level. The industrial prototype batch will go through the testing-evaluation stage, and the development stage with a view to product homologation. At the same time, members of the project will participate in conferences and/or national and/or international technical-scientific events, round tables, symposia, workshops and a web page with relevant information about the project will be created. Patents will be filed for the thermobaric mixture and the internal organisation of the ammunition.

84 PTE