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Linear shaped charge - Precision explosive device designed for specific applications.




AES Linear Shaped Charge (LSC) is an explosive enclosed in a seamless metal sheath and fabricated in continuous lengths shaped in the form of an inverted “V”. When detonated, the V-shaped metal liner with explosive core produces a uniform linear cutting action. This cutting action, known as the “Monroe effect”, can be accentuated by controlling the LSC dimensions and configuration, explosive type and load, liner thickness and continuity. At detonation, the focusing of the explosive high pressure wave as it becomes incident to the side wall causes the metal liner of the LSC to collapse–creating the cutting force. If the standoff distance is optimum, collapse of the liner will be complete before it reaches the target as a plasma jet. This high velocity jet impacts the target with pressures exceeding the target’s yield strength and literally pushes the target material to either side of the path of the jet.

Linear shaped charge - Precision explosive device designed for specific applications.


The cutting ability of LSC is affected by a number of variables, including the detonation rate of the explosive core load, the characteristics of the metal liners and the density of the material being cut. There is, however, a general scaling guide which may be used to determine the penetration as related to core load, in that penetration of a given material is essentially proportional to the square root of the core load. The liner may be formed using any malleable metal, but is typically copper, aluminum, lead or silver. Copper is generally used with most large core loads, but for some applications, Aluminum is recommended to provide structural integrity. For small core loads where flexibility is required, Lead is preferred, while Silver is reserved primarily for use with thermally-resistant explosive core loads. The explosive core loads commonly used in AES LSC are RDX, HMX, PETN and HNS.

Detonation rates and formulas for Linear shaped charge - Precision explosive device designed for specific applications.
Linear Shaped Charge Bars. Linear shaped charge - Precision explosive device designed for specific applications.


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In addition to formed Linear Shaped Charge, AES offers a Cast LSC in various lengths and explosive weights. Lengths and configurations can bemanufactured to meet most needs. Popular applications for cast charges included oil well control situations and for cutting heavy-walled steel structures. Cast LSC can be manufactured with either steel or aluminum housings, and can be poured with a variety of explosives to include Octol, Composition B and Hexolite.

Linear shaped charge - Precision explosive device designed for specific applications.

Call AES for special circular bends and corner cuts.

LSC Grain Load per Foot Diagram. Linear shaped charge - Precision explosive device designed for specific applications.



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    You must pass a post-offer physical along with background check and pre-employment drug screen. You must be able to provide current I.D.s for your I-9.
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    Most employees are eligible for insurance the 1st day of the month after 60 days.


The M112 is a demolition block used by the military for various engineering and combat engineering tasks. It is a powerful and versatile explosive device designed for controlled demolition and breaching obstacles. The M112 demolition block consists of a plastic case filled with a high explosive material, typically C-4. It is known for its reliability and effectiveness in destroying structures, clearing obstacles, and creating entry points.

M112 Demolition

The M2A4 15 lb charge is highly effective in demolishing structures, breaching obstacles, and executing other tactical operations. Its compact size and portability make it suitable for use in various combat situations and urban warfare scenarios. The M3A1 was known for its powerful armor-piercing capabilities and played a significant role in anti-tank warfare during the war.

M2A4 15 lb and M3A1 40 lb Demo Charges

Composition C-4 is a powerful and widely used military-grade plastic explosive. It is composed of a mixture of RDX (cyclotrimethylenetrinitramine) or HMX (cyclotetramethylenetetranitramine) as the main explosive ingredient, combined with a plasticizer and a binder. The plasticizer gives C-4 its flexibility and moldable characteristics, while the binder holds the components together. C-4 is highly stable and can be easily molded into various shapes, making it an effective explosive for military applications such as demolition, munitions, and special operations. Its reliability and controlled detonation properties have made it a crucial tool for armed forces worldwide. However, due to its destructive potential, C-4 is strictly controlled and used only by authorized personnel in military and law enforcement operations.


The M18A1 is a type of directional anti-personnel mine, commonly known as the "Claymore" mine. It was designed and developed by the United States military and has been in service since the late 1950s. The M18A1 is a remotely triggered mine that is typically used for defensive purposes and in ambush situations. The M68 is an inert training mine used by the military for training purposes. It is a replica of the M18A1 Claymore mine, commonly known as the "Claymore" mine, but it does not contain any explosive material and is completely safe for training exercises.

M18A1 Claymore &
M68 Inert Training Mine


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