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AES (Accurate Energetic Systems) logo - Leading manufacturer of energetic products for defense & aerospace, demolition, oil & gas, avalanche control, and mining & blasting industries



Established in 1980, Accurate Energetic Systems, LLC (AES) is recognized as a leading Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) certified by the SBA. We specialize in the development, manufacture, handling, and storage of a diverse array of energetic products and explosives for military, aerospace, and commercial demolition markets. Through strategic acquisitions, significant R&D expenditures, and substantial capital investments, AES has consistently enhanced its product offerings and technical capabilities to meet and exceed the demanding requirements of our clients.


Our operations are governed by an ISO 9001:2015 certified Quality Management System, ensuring excellence across all areas including contracting, engineering, production, environmental safety, occupational health, and security. AES’s facility rigorously adheres to the stringent security standards of DOD 5100.76-M, Appendix 2, and fulfills the safety protocols of DOD 4145.26-M, reflecting our commitment to maintaining the highest standards of safety and security.


Located on 1,300 acres in Bucksnort, TN, approximately fifty miles west of Nashville along Interstate 40, the AES production site is equipped with eight specialized production buildings and a quality lab dedicated to the evaluation and analysis of our products. Our manufacturing facilities are designed with environmental control systems to ensure optimal conditions for the production of high-quality energetics and explosives.


AES offers extensive manufacturing and storage capabilities for a wide range of energetic products. Our core expertise includes:

Manufacturing & Processing of Bulk Explosives

Tailored solutions for both commercial demolition and defense applications.

Casting of Specialty Melt Pour Explosive Devices

Expertise in shaped charges and cast cure technologies.

Fabrication of Energetic Devices

Including advanced demolition charges and explosive devices.

Pressing of Explosive Munitions Pellets

High-quality pressing operations for aerospace and military needs.

Load, Assemble, Pack (LAP) Operations

Precision handling of explosive pellets and other components.

Explosive Testing & Characterization

Comprehensive testing to ensure reliability and safety.


AES is proudly certified as a Women-Owned Small Business by the SBA and as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), America’s largest third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women.


AES is committed to conducting its business in a fair and principled manner in accordance with the Company's Code of Ethics and Compliance. Ethics, Confidentiality, and Integrity are AES’s highest ideals.  We do what is right because it is right.  These values added with integrity and sound judgment supports AES’s ability to deliver on what we do, why we exist, who we are and how we behave.  AES’s actions, decisions and commitment of our team is to conduct business in a fair and ethical manner with AES’s Code of Ethics and Compliance.

Quality Engineering Building - State-of-the-art facility showcasing quality engineering services, precision, and expertise.


Accurate Energetic Systems is approximately 1 hour west of Nashville. If you plan to spend the night in the area, there are a variety of lodging choices in Dickson, TN located just off Interstate 40 at exit 172.


AES is located at:​​

5891 Hwy 230 West McEwen, TN 37101



From Nashville, travel west on Interstate 40 towards Jackson/Memphis, TN. Take Exit 152 for Bucksnort/Highway 230 and make a right at the end of the ramp. Continue approximately 2.5 miles (continue past our truck entrance) and the main AES office building will be on the left side of the road.


From Memphis, travel east on Interstate 40 towards Dickson/Nashville, TN. Take Exit 152 for Bucksnort/Highway 230 and make a left at the end of the ramp. Continue approximately 2.5 miles (continue past our truck entrance) and the main AES office building will be on the left side of the road.


SBA Women Owned Small Business logo
Certified Women's Business Enterprise logo
AUSA Association of the United States Army logo
DOTC DoD Ordnance Technology Consortium logo
ISEE International Society of Explosives Engineers logo
IME Institute of Makers of Explosives logo
NSAA National Ski Areas Association logo
AMTC Aviation & Missile Technology Consortium logo
NDIA National Defense Industrial Association logo
Naval Energetic Systems and Technologies logo
National Armaments Consortium logo
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