ACE™ Advanced Cutting Explosive
Cut to the best solution

ACEis an easy-to-use explosive cutting system with a flexible shaped charge liner and optimized standoff. The improved ACETM is the highest level of Advanced Cutting Explosive offered by Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company.

The relative shock insensitivity of the explosive minimizes accidental or inadvertent detonation. The design meets MIL-PRF-46676 and OES-DTL-0006 standards for use by United States Military and International Forces.


    • Optimized explosive geometry
    • Advanced liner geometry and composition
    • Optimized built-in foam stand-off
    • Improved adhesive system
    • Superior penetration and severance performance
    • Increased multi-axis flexibility
    • Low fragmentation hazard

ACEfulfills a wide variety of uses in military and demolition applications, including specialized demolition and breaching operations where precise cutting is required. With its variety of coreloads and ability to sever from 0.125 inches (3.2 mm) to over 1.5 inches (38 mm) of steel, ACEcan remove or neutralize most obstacles encountered during combat operations. Due to its flexibility and self-adhesion, ACEis easy to apply, greatly assisting the speed of attachment to the target and minimizing personnel exposure time.


    • Built-in water displacing stand-off
    • Consistent penetration/severance
    • Suitable for underwater use
    • No harmful sheath fragmentation
    • Lead free
    • Easy to cut with a sharp knife
    • Compliant with Montreal Protocol

*Commercial Item per FAR 2.101