Pluton™ Charge by Alford Technologies

Companies & Organizations:

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 Pluton™ is a shaped charge system in the Vulcan family of charges and is the next size up from the Vulcan.


As part of the Vulcan™ family, it shares many common design features with the other sizes reducing the training burden of introducing a completely new system.


The Pluton™ is designed for many applications including causing deliberate detonation of home-made IEDs buried in the ground and underwater disruption of improvised shaped charges. The system includes a number of different projectiles – copper jet forming cone, copper EFP, magnesium high performance jet forming cone and a liquid projectile. There are also a number of stands and delivery systems and accessories such as an underwater capsule.


Name                                     Part No.          NSN No.                      Contents


Pluton Basic Kit                      PL2906         1385-99-310-1032       3 Charges, 9 Legs & accessories

Pluton Maritime EOD Kit        PL2902         1385-99-668-7497       9 Charges, 9 Stand-off capsules,

                                                                                                         9 Weapon stands, 9 Copper JF cones, 

                                                                                                         9 Magnesium JF cones & accessories

Pluton Tool Roll Set               PL2903          1385-99-297-9375       3 Charges, 3 Stand-off capsules,

                                                                                                          6 Weapon stands, 3 Copper JF cones,

                                                                                                          3 Magnesium JF cones & accessories

Pluton Maritime EOD –         PL2904          1375-99-851-2189        1 Charge, 1 Stand-off capsule, 1 Weapon stand & legs

Charge & Stand Assembly 





Name                                               Part No.          NSN No.                      Contents

Copper Jet Forming Cone Set         PL2901          1385-99-837-6720       3 Cones per pack

Copper EFP Set                               PL2015          1385-99-255-6759       3 EFPs per pack

Magnesium Jet Forming Cone Set   PL2007                                              3 Cones per pack

Magnesium Jet Forming                   PL2013          1385-99-410-5245       3 Cones per pack

High Performance Cone Set          

Liquid Projectile Set                          PL2014          1385-99-277-6635       3 Projectiles per pack

Magnet Pad Set                                VS1005          1386-99-987-6027       5 Magnet Pads, 5 Threaded eye bolts & nuts

Pluton 45 degree Weapon Stand      PS3901          1375-99-840-5796       3 Stands per pack

Pluton Underwater                            PL2002           1385-99-412-2147       3 per pack

Stand-off Capsule Set         

Pluton Maritime EOD –                     PL2905           1385-99-856-4664       3 Copper JF Cones, 

Accessory Pack 2                                                                                         3 Magnesium JF Cones, 1 Loading Kit & accessories

Pluton Loading Kit                             PL2907           1385-99-183-3216      Stemming rod & loading mandrel

Defense Products & Services: Pluton™ Charge by Alford Technologies
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Defense Products & Services Sectors: Charges, mine disposal
Description: Pluton™ Charge
Source of Information: Alford Technologies Ltd