Dioplex™ is a family of aluminium-bodied explosive linear cutting charges which are user filled and supplied in kit form. The charge cases are assembled in sizes corresponding to particular applications, and then filled with plastic explosive. A single 40mm Dioplex™ charge severs steel plate about 40mm (1.6”) thick.

Dioplex™ charges are assembled from pre-formed one metre or half metre lengths of extruded aluminium, with the copper liner factory fitted and sealed in place.

The only requirements are a flat working surface and a hack-saw. The user cuts the charges to the lengths required and fits plastic end-caps to each end of the charge. The end-caps may be sealed with silicone rubber for use under water.

The End Caps are designed to fit firmly onto the ends of the charge cases. A sealant should be used for underwater use.

Sizes & Performance

Dioplex™ is available in half and one metre lengths. For large orders charges can be provided in custom lengths.

The Dioplex™ series can cut from 12mm up to 80mm depending on the operational requirement.

20mm Dioplex™is the smallest sharge size which is capable of cutting 10mm of steel. It is a good, efficient charge for lightweight cutting and for cutting through thick (40mm) laminate glass.

30mm Dioplex™ is a good engineering cutting charge. With an NEQ of under half that of 40mm Dioplex it offers precision combined with low NEQ while being capable of cutting the majority of steel encountered in buildings and structures. Using two opposing charges would result in the same NEQ as the larger variant but with an effective cutting ability of over 60mm.

40mm Dioplex™ is the soldier’s choice. While having a larger NEQ it offers a higher degree of overkill which may be preferred in situations where NEQ is less important than a guaranteed result.

80mm Dioplex™is the largest charge. Capable of cutting through massive steel or concrete structures, it offers unrivalled cutting performance.


Product Product No.ContentsNATO Stock NumberNEQMax. Severance
DX300 Series
Dioplex 20mm, 0.5mDX12021 Charge1375-99-471-78410.2kg (0.5m)12 mm max cut
Dioplex, 20mm, 1mDX12011 Charge1375-99-728-21440.2kg (0.5m)12 mm max cut
DX450 Series
Dioplex 22mm, 0.5mDX04521 Charge0.4kg20mm max cut
Dioplex, 22mm, 1mDX04511 Charge0.4kg20mm max cut
DX900 Series:-
Dioplex, 30mm, 0.5mDX13021 Charge1375-99-179-98870.45kg (0.5m)30 mm max cut
Dioplex, 30mm, 1mDX13011 Charge1375-99-929-81350.9kg (1m)30 mm max cut
DX1200 Series:-
Dioplex, 40mm, 0.5mDX54021 Charge1377-99-133-87410.6kg (0.5m)40 mm max cut
Dioplex, 40mm, 1mDX54011 Charge1377-99-737-31751.2kg (1m)40 mm max cut
DX2000 Series:-
Dioplex, 50mm, 0.5mDX20121 Charge2.0 kg50 mm max cut
Dioplex, 50mm, 1mDX20111 Charge2.0kg50 mm max cut
DX3000 Series:-
Dioplex, 60mm, 0.5mDX30121 Charge3.0 kg60 mm max cut
Dioplex, 60mm, 1mDX30111 Charge3.0 kg60 mm max cut
DX5000 Series:-
Dioplex, 80mm, 0.5mDX58021 Charge1377-99-168-05774.7kg (1m)80 mm max cut
Dioplex, 80mm, 1mDX58011 Charge1377-99-601-93104.7kg (1m)80 mm max cut


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