INDIVIDUAL PROOF OF WEAPONS
The National Proof House tests all firearms prior to circulation or following any alteration of essential parts whether they come from gunsmiths, manufacturers or importers.
DEACTIVATION AND DESTRUCTION
The National Proof House is in charge of deactivating and certifying small arms as well as medium and large calibre embarked weapon systems. The National Proof House is also qualified to destroy small arms.
TESTING OF AMMUNITIONS
The National Proof House is the only French body officially qualified to check the ammunitions, perform type-test of the calibres and inspect the laboratories of French and foreign manufacturers.
EXAMINATION OF INDUSTRIAL FIRING DEVICES
The National Proof House carries out proof tests on fixing tools and human killers.
IMPACT TESTING ON MATERIALS
The National Proof House founded the ballistics testing laboratory, a oneof-a-kind in France and European benchmark. This high-tech centre enables manufacturers innovating in the protection materials field to test the behaviour of their products against a wide range of threats and certify their resistance according to international standards. The National Proof House therefore performs resistance tests against ammunitions, fragments and other projectiles on metal armours, composites, glass, ceramics, technical textiles, plastics and paints used in the land, air-land and sea defence, personal protection, construction products, rail and automotive equipment, machine-tool sectors…
It also conducts stab-resistance tests.