Authorized personnel must take classified documents onto hostile grounds where there is a risk of compromise. These critical materials are vital to the country’s security, and their contents must not become known. When these materials are compromised, authorized personnel must take the proper measures to ensure complete and rapid destruction when no other means of removal are possible. In many cases, the personnel utilizes an anti-compromise emergency-destruct (ACED) system to execute these tasks.

Applied Energy Technology Corp. has partnered with the United States Navy to manufacture an ACED system that delivers secure and effective destruction of materials for use in cabinets and safes.

What Is an Anti-Compromise Emergency-Destruct System?

A compromise is the known or suspected exposure of top-secret personnel, equipment, materials or other classified assets to an unauthorized person. ACED systems pertain to top-security documents and materials stored at sites vulnerable to surprise enemy attacks. Some examples of these materials might include ledgers, code books, software or computer files that could jeopardize the country’s security if they fell into the wrong hands.

Personnel performs emergency destruction to prevent disclosure of secure information to the enemy and impede the unauthorized use of equipment. The objective of an ACED system is to destroy the information and leave the equipment completely inoperable.

How Does an ACED System Work?

The ACED system’s block initiates when an electric firing signal activates two igniter assemblies that produce a flame output. The igniter output melts through the bag and powder inside. The powder burns rapidly at a high temperature, igniting the contents inside the cabinet or safe. This process destroys all the contents, ensuring the protection of national security data and materials.

Why Trust AETC?

When you partner with AETC for your pyrotechnic and explosive needs, you’ll work with one of the industry’s most knowledgeable and experienced companies. Some of the qualities that make us stand out among the competition include:

  • Our reputation: Since 1978, customers have trusted AETC for its superiority in the design, development, qualification and manufacturing of pyrotechnic and explosive components. Our strength lies in delivering cost-effective solutions tailored to the needs of our clients while meeting the highest safety standards. We pride ourselves on our commitment to quality, exceptional customer service and fast lead times.
  • Our experience: AETC’s management team boasts over 100 years of combined industry expertise. Many of our team members have been with the company for several decades, exemplifying their loyalty and dedication while possessing the knowledge and technical experience you can trust.
  • Our commitment to quality: At AETC, we prioritize safety and quality in everything we do. We adhere to strict military specifications and quality standards with every component we manufacture, ensuring all our products provide the performance and efficiency our clients expect.

Contact AETC for More Information Today

AETC’s team is committed to delivering the most innovative solutions backed by world-class customer service. To learn more about our anti-compromise emergency-destruction systems, connect with us online or call 979-347-2324 today. We also offer an extensive selection of other products, including industry-leading explosives propellants and pyrotechnics designed for aerospace applications.