Missiles & Munitions

Navigating International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)

The International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) governs the export of defense-related items and services, requiring businesses to determine jurisdiction, classify items, register with the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, assess item intent for exemptions, and apply for appropriate licenses or agreements before exporting, with ongoing responsibilities for document management and compliance.


The development of hypersonic vehicles and related defense systems is a national priority, with over $14 billion budgeted for FY20 FYDP and significant increases expected in the FY22 FYDP, and PacSci EMC plays a role in providing various pyrotechnic devices and Flight Termination Systems (FTS) to ensure the performance and safety of these high-speed vehicles.

How To Increase Missile Range Accuracy

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The range and accuracy of a projectile are determined by factors such as projectile design, launch mechanism, and environmental conditions, with considerations like aerodynamic efficiency, weight, balance, barrel length, rifling, propelling charge, atmospheric conditions, and earth’s spin, while incorporating features like high ISP propellant and projectile guidance systems can maximize both range and accuracy in weapons systems.

What Is A Flight Termination System?


Flight or thrust termination systems are essential for missiles and space launch vehicles flying on military test ranges in the United States, consisting of components such as a receiver, Safe & Arm Device, and termination system that work together to initiate a controlled detonation, typically using linear shaped charge or destruct charge, to ensure the safe termination of the flight.

How To Meet Insensitive Munitions Requirements

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Since the USS Forrestal incident in 1967, our company has been at the forefront of developing an active mitigation system, the thermally initiated venting system (TIVS), which uses an auto-ignition material (AIM) and linear shape charge (LSC) to cut the missile, munition, or canister case, reducing pressure buildup and increasing safety levels to meet STANAG 4439 and AOP-39 standards without the need for external energy sources.

How To Increase The Probability Of A Hit

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Accurate target hitting from weapon systems involves various factors, including stability, aim point, projectile speed, environmental adjustments, and target characteristics, with “hit-to-kill” applications requiring a Divert Attitude Control System (DACS) comprised of propellant-based rocket motors or thrusters for final course correction, and our company is dedicated to providing innovative solutions for large and small DACS with adaptable thrust output and a wide range of motor impulse levels.

How Payload Separation Systems Work

With over 50 years of experience, our company specializes in manufacturing highly reliable payload separation systems for launch vehicles and missiles, utilizing either Linear Shaped Charge (LSC) or Mild Detonating Cord (MDC) to open a predetermined section and allow for payload dispersion, while the Expanding Tube Assembly (XTA) provides an alternative method by mechanically stressing the structure to fracture, ensuring mission critical payloads release on time with minimal shock to the rest of the vehicle.