Our two-stage laboratory launchers are renowned throughout the world and equip many research centres in Europe, Asia and North America. They are unique in their ability to reach hypervelocities of up to 8.5 km/s (31,000 km/h), without being subject to pyrotechnic restrictions. Although this technology dates back to the 1960s, THIOT INGENIERIE has constantly developed it to improve performance and ease of use. This type of test equipment, originally intended for the defence sector and ballistic tests, now has many different applications, in particular in the aerospace industry.
Our two-stage light-gas guns allow you to test the behavior of your materials and structures at very high impact velocities and with the most sophisticated instrumentations on the market.