We have improved our lead-free ammunition
New lead-free ammunition is to be qualified by the Norwegian Armed Forces, and so far it has shown very good results.
Nammo takes the ongoing discussion in Norway regarding health problems associated with use of lead-free ammunition combined with the HK 416, very seriously. Since the problems related to gasses and emissions were discovered, Nammo has been working closely with the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI) and the Armed Forces, in order to address the situation. When Nammo´s lead-free ammunition was developed and adopted by the Swedish Armed Forces in 2000, the technology was groundbreaking, but at that time there were no international emission requirements.
“Ever since Nammo was made aware of the problem, we have worked closely with FFI and the Armed Forces. Together we decided that significantly improved lead-free ammunition was to be developed, in order to reduce the emission of zinc and copper. The work to improve the ammunition is now in its final stages, and has so far shown very good results, "says CEO of Nammo, Edgar Fossheim.
Nammo´s lead-free ammunition was qualified in 2000, and was the first of its kind on the market. The ammunition has been in use by the Swedish Armed Forces since then, and health problems related to emissions has never been reported.
In both the innovation and development process, Nammo has had a constant focus on developing products for the benefit of the environment. The lead-free ammunition not only eliminates emissions in nature, but also secures that the users does not get exposed to lead emissions.