There are 3 Ballistic tests sites* operating at HDS premises:

  1. The Ballistic Tests Laboratory – Ballistic Station at Hymettus Plant (Athens) for testing small caliber ammunition and antiballistic equipment.
    The Laboratory is certified by NATO as a National Test Center for testing small caliber ammunition.
    The Laboratory, operated by highly skilled personnel, covers an area of 450 m2, it includes five tunnels of 50m to 200m length and it’s fully equipped.
  1. The Ballistic Station at Aeghion Plant for testing Aeghion plant products (weapons). The testing facilities are located inside the Aeghion Plant premises. The test station includes four tunnels of 25 to 100 meters length, as well as an open range of 15 meters length.
  1. The Ballistic Station at Lavrion Plant for testing ammunition and medium caliber weapons (cannons, grenade launchers etc.). Ballistic tests are performed at an open range of 200 meters length which is located inside the Plant.

In addition, HDS uses various Hellenic Ministry of Defence proving grounds (mainly the Koskina proving ground at Evia island) for testing ammunition and long range heavy weapons (mortars etc.).

*Services available only to defense sector customers