Cartridge Actuated Devices

We create products that work the first time, every time. In the commercial aerospace and military industries, every mission is critical. CAD Energetics has over 50 years of experience turning innovation into action in pyrotechnic technology. Our experience has led us to a wealth of resources that yield reliable and accurate results for any of our customers’ specific needs.

Our skilled engineers and scientists mix custom blends of energetics powders in the design and development of our high precision explosive devices. We work across multiple industries, including military, aerospace, fire suppression, and oil and gas.

Cartridge Actuated Devices, Inc. has two locations: an 18000 square foot manufacturing facility in Fairfield, New Jersey, and 14 buildings located on 96 acres in Andover, New Jersey. We are ISO 9001, AS9100D, FAA/PMA and Mil-Q9858 certified and we have the equipment and facilities to certify all of our new designs. Cartridge Actuated Devices is a wholly owned subsidiary of Aerosphere Power, Inc.

Our core values guide everything we do.

Our core values give us a framework for leadership and daily decisions. The following values and beliefs define who we are at CAD:

Trust & Integrity

At the core of our company lies an unwavering commitment to trust and integrity, where transparency and ethical conduct are paramount. We build enduring relationships with customers, employees, and partners, by upholding the highest moral standards and fulfilling our promises with utmost reliability.


With decades of collective experience and a diverse team of industry experts, we draw upon a wealth of knowledge to tackle the most complex challenges and deliver unparalleled solutions. Our team has navigated through diverse landscapes, enabling us to offer unmatched proficiency and guidance to our valued clients.

Customer Focus

We are dedicated to putting our customers at the heart of everything we do, listening intently to each of their unique needs. Through continuous engagement and open communication, we seek to understand evolving expectations and deliver products that not only meet but exceed expectations.


Our unyielding commitment to quality serves as the foundation of our company, permeating through every process and product we offer. By adhering to rigorous standards, we ensure that each deliverable is of exceptional quality, building trust and loyalty with our customers and stakeholders alike.

Precision Engineering

The art of precision engineering guides our work, where meticulous attention to detail and exacting standards converge to create innovative and flawless solutions. Our dedicated team of engineers leverages cutting-edge technologies and best practices, carefully honing each aspect of our products to achieve perfection, culmination in results that stand the test of time.


Fueled by a passion for progress and curiosity, innovation forms the lifeblood of our company, driving us to explore uncharted territories and challenge the status quo. We cultivate a culture that encourages collaboration, fostering an environment where novel ideas thrive, leading to groundbreaking advancements that redefine industries and shape a brighter future.


51 Dwight Place Fairfield, NJ 07004

Our administrative office is an 18,000 square foot building that includes our sales and marketing, accounting, and engineering departments. We have a model shop and do environmental testing with a small run of 1.4 products.

Byram, NJ

This location includes 14 buildings on over 96 acres of land. Here, we do full-scale production, custom powder blending, and have storage magazines. There is a 40ft drop tower, 100 meter test range, and a large run of 1.4 to 1.1 products.

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