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The Energetics Manufacturing Department maintains in-house processing capabilities and engineering expertise to serve as source and supplier for energetic products in support of the DoD. The department also provides development, scale-up, and full-scale production of energetic formulations for chemicals, munitions, explosives, propellants, pyrotechnics, and energetic ingredients. The department serves as the Navy's single CAD/PAD stock and issue point, provides quality engineering support and services including the activity's hardware inspection, and provides decontamination and disposal services for bulk explosives and other hazardous waste items for both in-house and off-site locations.


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Manufacturing Capabilities

  • Cast Explosives and Propellants
  • Extruded Double Base Propellants
  • High Energy Casting Powder and Gun Propellants
  • Continuous Processing of Energetics
  • Chemical Scale-Up of Energetics
  • Nitration Processes
  • Cartridge Actuated Devices (CADs)
  • Propellant Actuated Devices (PADs)
  • Rocket Motor Igniters
  • Pressed and Machined Explosives
  • Metal Parts Machining and Fabrication
  • Explosive Ordnance Demilitarization

Test and Evaluation

  • Rocket Motor Static Testing
  • Cartridge, Initiator, Igniter, and Gas Generator Testing
  • Environmental Testing
  • Energetic Device Dissection
  • CNC Machining of Energetics
  • Non-Destructive Test
  • Raw Material Receipt & Inspection