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The Energetics Manufacturing Department provides development, scale-up, full-scale demonstration, and destructive and nondestructive testing of energetic formulations for chemicals, munitions, explosives, propellants, pyrotechnics, and energetic ingredients. The department also maintains and develops state of the art facilities for the development, manufacture, and test of energetic products in support of DoD. In addition, the department serves as the Navy's single CAD/PAD stock and issue point. The department also provides quality engineering support and services and maintains the activity's hardware inspection and machine shop.

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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