Tungum tubing is widely used in the defence market for high quality, safety critical applications.

Tungum tubing has been used in a multitude of applications across many industries for over 40 years. This widespread usage shows an acknowledgement of the premium quality of the Tungum tubing, where a higher cost is more than balanced by excellent anti-corrosion and anti-pitting properties, exceptionally long-life and therefore low maintenance costs.

Key Benefits


  • High strength
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Clean bore
  • High resistance to fatigue and shock
  • Ease of manipulation, installation, flushing and commissioning


Defence Applications

Tungum tubing is used in many defence applications, including hydraulic and pneumatic pipes which consist of:

  • Control lines
  • Brake pipes
  • Traverse gear
  • Fuel lines
  • Climatic control circuits


End Users


  • BAE
  • Bofors
  • Rolls Royce
  • VT Shipbuilding
  • General Dynamics


Application: Bofors

Tungum is used for hydraulic traverse gear and auto-load systems on mobile and static guns such as the Bofors “Trinity” and Archer FH77. The primary reasons for using Tungum for such applications is its high fatigue resistance and excellent corrosion properties.