NTS Chesapeake Testing

Belcamp, Maryland
Chesapeake Testing

4603B Compass Point Road
Belcamp, MD 21017
T:410.297.8154| F: 410.297.8160
Chris Schueler - General Manager
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Facility Highlights


  • NVLAP & A2LA ISO 17025 Accredited
  • NIJ National Institute of Justice
  • US Army Aberdeen Test Center
  • ATF
  • US Department of State
  • SEI Ceftified for NOCSAE, ASTM, DOT
  • CA DOJ Firearms and FSDs
  • Massachusetts Firearms
  • Australian MOD

NTS Chesapeake is located northeastern Maryland near Aberdeen Proving Ground, is a state-of-the-art 60,000 square foot laboratory providing ballistic experimentation and non-destructive testing services in support of munitions and protection systems.

Ballistic Testing

The state-of the-art Chesapeake Testing facility offers climate controlled, indoor ballistic ranges, a forced entry testing suite, a mechanical testing lab, environmental conditioning lab, x-ray/computed tomography scanning lab, non-destructive testing lab and an outdoor range for small and large caliber munitions and blast testing.

The facility is accredited by both NVLAP and A2LA to ISO 17025 and is approved by the National Institute of Justice to perform personal body armor testing to NIJ Standard 0101.06 Ballistic Resistance of Body Armor and NIJ Standard 0115.00 Stab Resistance of Personal Body Armor. The laboratory is also approved by the US Army Aberdeen Test Center to perform helmet, hard and soft armor testing.

XCT Scanning & Non Destructive Testing (NDT)

NTS Chesapeake provides advanced digital x-ray and computed tomography imaging services to a wide variety of industries. Chesapeake's highly-trained engineers and analysts are specialists in high energy, micro-focus applications, offering customers unmatched results on even the most complex projects. Chesapeake also provides Gun Barrel Mapping of small caliber gun barrels and tube assemblies using a specialized laser-based system. This new inspection method takes only minutes and provides far more valuable data than pre-existing methods.

Sports Testing

Chesapeake utilizes the most sophisticated equipment to provide extensive testing of personal safety equipment used by contact sport athletes. Sports Testing is offered to a number of standards, including NOCSAE, ASTM, DOT, ISO and more.

Ammunition and Firearms Testing

Ammunition Testing

Chesapeake provides ammunition testing to SAAMI, FBI, NATO and other protocols, including customized test planning. Testing methods include pressure and velocity measurement, proof, cook-off, less-than-lethal, projective characterization, performance evaluations, corrosive primer and primer sensitivity, as well as a variety of environmental simulations.

Firearms testing is conducted to various test standards and test methods and includes accuracy and dispersion, rate-of-fire, barrel erosion and life, weapon endurance, trigger pull, recoil, shock transmittance, and proof testing as well as Firearm Safety Device (FSD) testing for boxes and locks.

Environmental Simulation Testing

Chesapeake's on-site environmental testing includes termperature and humidity, aging, altitude, thermal shock, fungus, salt fog, vibration, and materials and chemical analysis. All systems utilize digital controls to maximize both accuracy and repeatability for customer testing. Each systems is capable of being tailored to meet a multitude of testing standards and regulations including but not limited to the requirements of various NIJ, DOD and MIL standards.

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Updated May 15, 2016