|Amtech Aeronautical Limited provides engineering services in
the defence systems and military engineering areas. The Amtech Medicine Hat operations are
in close proximity to the Suffield Experimental Proving Ground (EPG) which is operated by the Defence Research
and Development Canada Suffield (DRDC Suffield) as a site for field trials
in support of defence R&D in chemical and biological defence and in
Amtech regularly provides engineering and technical
services to DRDC Suffield in
support of a variety of test activities at the Explosive Physics Centre,
the Urban Test Centre and other sites.
In the course of this work, Amtech
has been contracted to design, prototype and commission a number of test
facilities including the small (horizontal) explosive
pendulum and a large scale test facility. Other Amtech DRDC Suffield projects include
upgrading the Data Acquisition
Centre at the Explosive Physics Centre, the development of a C4 Tamper Device for the preparation of experimental charges, the development of a towed target configuration for the Lockheed Electra aircraft,
engineering and technical services to the integration and commissioning of
an Explosive Casting Facility, and completion of an engineering
feasibility study for a Chemical Exposure Chamber.
Amtech is also an engineering and technical services contractor for the Canadian Centre for Mine Action Technologies (CCMAT).
Amtech projects for CCMAT have included the development of a low-metal mechanical scanner for the evaluation of hand-held mine detectors and the development of
mechanical mine surrogates for anti-personnel mines. Established in 1998 as part of a Canadian government international initiative, CCMAT carries out research and development into low-cost, sustainable technologies for humanitarian de-mining.
|The Suffield EPG has traditionally been used by the
Canadian Department of National Defence and by defence contractors to
develop defence technologies and to test products.
The R&D, test and evaluation facilities at Suffield are world-class
facilities that are commercially available. Amtech offers a full
range of project management, engineering and technical services to
qualified organizations wishing to use the Suffield EPG including a full-service "turn-key" option.