The Israeli public corporation IMI has also developed a modular charges similar charges Bi-MC. Charge M662 beige firing zones 3-6 is similar to the charge of SCI Systems Bi-MC. Charge M664 green firing zones 1-2 is similar to the charge of BCM.
Furthermore, IMI Corporation has developed a system of modular charges UMACS (Uni-Modular Artillery Charge System), which uses only one type of module. Shooting of four modules with a barrel length of 52 klb. It allows you to get a muzzle velocity of 940 m / s, and with the shooting of the three modules of 39 klb. — 750 m / s. The developed modules are compatible with all instruments of NATO standard barrel length of 39, 45 and 52 klb.
India has in recent years also trying to establish its own production bimodule charges Bi-Modular Charge Systems (BMCS) plant in the state of ammunition Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) in Nalanda, Bihar.
DOMESTIC MODULAR propelling charge
Recently, some media reports surfaced that Russian specialists are working on throwing modular artillery charge for the upgraded howitzer «MSTA-M» and promising domestic howitzer «Coalition-SV». For example, vFGUP «Research Institute of Polymer Materials» (NIIPM) (Perm) is working on housings for modular propellant charges of a polymeric composite material. Previously, modular charges howitzer «Coalition» in the Federal State Unitary Enterprise «NIIPM» already received the recipe combustible mother and manufacturing technology combustible propellants buildings. The result of these studies was the material SGM-E on the basis of butadiene-styrene thermoplastic elastomer. However, a satisfactory rate of combustion, providing a full body burn propellant in the gun breech, his strength was insufficient, and when testing hard combustible housing destroyed. Currently, a study of more than 200 recipes compositions obtained new polymer-based composition oligoefiruretanakrilatnogo oligomer satisfying the requirements of the modular housings propellants.
But besides this, the developers still have to overcome the difficulties to establish a system of remote ignition modular propellant charges as methods of ignition, traditional Russian artillery, will not be acceptable to completely burned shells. Perhaps it will be a system similar to a laser ignition system, propellant charges, developed in the United States for the Crusader howitzer and NLOS-C.