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.


LSC is most commonly used for implosions of bridges, building or other structures; however, it also has aerospace applications in stage separation and severance.  LSC is also used in military applications for 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.
  • P3 Holder – AES produces a universal P3 Holder that can be used with any LSC.  The holder quickly attaches to the LSC with tape or zip tie and locates the P3 booster at the optimal initiation point on the charge.
  • Standoffs – These core load specific rubber spacers place the LSC at the correct standoff distance for optimal jet penetration.


AES supplies bulk and fabricated blocks of Mil-Spec or commercial grade Composition C-4.  In addition to the standard M112 and M118 Demolition Charges, 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.