AES demolition charges are widely used by commercial and military customers alike for implosions, cratering or EOD applications.  Our skilled technical team can work with you to develop a specific charge that meets your mission’s requirements.


Linear Shaped Charges (LSC) uses the power of explosives to form a metal jet capable of cutting through metal and other materials.  Common applications for LSC:

  • Commercial: Implosions of buildings or other structures
  • Aerospace: Stage separation, vehicle severance and destruct charges
  • Military: Breaching and EOD

AES manufactures LSC in standard core loads ranging from 75 gr/ft up to 10,500 gr/ft consisting of PETN,  HMX, PBX and RDX core loads.  Each core load is available with aluminum, copper, lead or tin sheath material.  In addition to the standard sizes, specialty LSC charges are available in core loads up to 60,000 gr/ft and det cord is available in core loads as low as 4 gr/ft.  Other core loads are available upon request.


LSC can be custom cut or bent to meet the specific needs of the customer.  See the product sheet for additional information.

AES also provides a line of supplementary devices for use with LSC.

  • P3 (Bi-Directional) Booster – The P3 Booster crimps onto the end of a detonating cord, boosting the output for improved initiation of LSC.  They are available with HMX, HNS or RDX fills.  In additional to LSC applications, P3 boosters are widely used in oil and gas exploration in perforating guns.
  • Standoffs – These core load specific rubber spacers place the LSC at the correct standoff distance for optimal jet formation.


AES supplies bulk Composition C-4 and pressed M112 blocks.  In addition to the standard M112, AES can press custom charges based on your need.


M2A4 15 lb. and M3A1 40 lb. DEMOLITION CHARGE

AES manufactures the M2A4 15 lb. and the M3A1 40 lb. Demolition Shaped Charge for military applications including boring holes in earth, metal, masonry, concrete, and paved or unpaved roads.  Each charge is packaged with a product specific standoff to allow the shaped charge jet to properly form.