Custom Energetics

Excelitas has extensive experience with designing, manufacturing, and testing a wide range of energetic components including actuators, detonators, initiators, and timers.  The products are manufactured to precise standards enabling high reliability and consistency from device to device.  The initiation mechanisms include exploding foil initiators (EFI), exploding bridge wire (EBW), and laser initiators.  Detonators, actuators, and timers are manufactured and tested as build-to-print products for the NNSA.  

Blue Chip Detonators


Excelitas offers a line of low-energy exploding foil initiators that has been trademarked as the Blue Chip<sup>®</sup> detonators. Our Blue Chip family of detonators includes a range of explosive outputs as well as inert variants for use during testing.
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Optical Initiator from Excelitas

Laser Initiated Ordnance

Excelitas offers Optical Initiators that focus a specific wavelength of light to initiate a pyrotechnic material. Our laser-initiated ordnance components are ideal in applications with challenging electrical environments.
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