Chemring Energetic Devices




Chemring Energetic Devices (CED) is a global leader in the design, development, and manufacture of energetic and electro-mechanical devices and systems for the aerospace and defense industries. Their mission is to be the exceptionally reliable and innovative partner to their customers while delivering high quality mission-critical solutions. CED provides the utmost reliability through a technical solution that precisely matches the requirements, on schedule, at very low risk. CED’s customers include the U.S. government, as well as prime contractors in the missile, space and aircraft market segments.

CED was formed from a merger of two long-standing energetics and systems providers in the aerospace and defense industry: Hi-Shear Technology Corporation and SCOT Incorporated. Since 1957 they have provided a wide range of ordnance solutions with 100% mission success. Major products and qualifications include: the NASA Standard Initiator (NSI) and PC-23, pressure cartridges, electronic safe & arm devices, pyro-mechanical thrusters and actuators, and pyro-mechanical separation devices. They incorporate unique automated energetics blending and internal environmental testing capabilities in the CED facility at Downers Grove, Illinois in order to optimize manufacturing, test, and delivery time.

CED’s parent company, Chemring Group plc, is a FTSE 500 international company committed to supplying engineered solutions to the aerospace and defense markets.


Launch vehicle mechanisms
Satellite control and actuation components
Deep space exploration critical event devices

Maneuver and guidance mechanisms
Safe & Arm devices
Firing Devices and Initiators
Weapon ejection systems

Cartridges, detonators and initiators
Separation nuts, bolts
Gas generators and actuated devices

Emergency egress / Ejection systems
Flight termination systems
Aircrew / flight equipment testers