Krakatoa™ Charge Container by Alford Technologies

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Alford Technologies Ltd.
17-18 Glenmore Business Park Bumpers Farm Industrial Estate
Chippenham, Wiltshire SN14 6BB

The Krakatoa™ is a highly versatile and modular user-filled charge container for EOD and demolition both in air and under-water.


The Krakatoa™ replaces the Bigjet (MEPS) which has been in service for more than a decade. The new model has significant design improvements aimed at enhancing both performance and usability, both in terms of modularity and user friendliness.


The charge may be orientated in any position. The charge container body is approximately 100mm in diameter x 100mm in length. There are two positions for the projectile, giving two standard loads: 500g and1000g of plastic explosive.


It is screw-consolidated and able to accept a range of projectiles for a variety of possible applications. Note the sighting arrangement on the body, which can accept a red dot aiming device for longer-range, stand-off attack. It can also be able to receive sights and accessories equipped to fit the Picatinny Rail which is supplied as part of the kit.


The Krakatoa™ Basic Kit is supplied with three charge bodies, a set of legs, a loading kit and sights. A tripod mount allows charges to be used with any standard photographic tripod.  The user selects the projectile for the job and fills the charge with plastic explosive.


The Krakatoa™ may be used underwater to depths of approximately 50m by the application of the Underwater Capsule which gives the charge an air gap for jets and projectiles to form in. This makes the Krakatoa™ a completely non-magnetic charge suitable for use as a man-positioned mine counter-charge for destroying magnetic influence sea mines.


Description                            Part No.          NSN                            Contents

Krakatoa™ Basic Kit             KR1001          1385-99-344-3750      3 Charges, 12 legs, 1 Sight, 1 Loading Tool





KR Cu Jet Forming one        KR1003          1385-99-445-0357       3 Projectiles

KR Cu EFP                           KR1005          1385-99-256-3518       3 Projectiles

KR Gladius™ Projectile        KR1007          1385-99-375-9486       3 Projectiles

KR Underwater Capsule       KR1010          1386-99-354-0592       3 UW Capsules



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Defense Products & Services: Krakatoa™ Charge Container by Alford Technologies
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Defense Products & Services Sectors: Charges, demolition | Explosive devices | Explosives
Description: Krakatoa™ Charge Container
Source of Information: Alford Technologies Ltd