D.O.D. Composite High Pressure Vessels


Our vast knowledge of composite materials allows us to design and fabricate pressure vessels with a variety of liner materials and a variety of composite material overwraps (in an epoxy resin) including:

  • fiberglass
  • aramid (Kevlar®)
  • carbon fiber

In addition, we offer high pressure designs using thermoplastic liner materials and other super alloys (titanium, inconel, etc).


BAC is a certified supplier to Raytheon Missile Systems.  We use the highest strength materials to produce the lightest weight pressure vessels.  






BAC also designed and manufactures this toroidal high-pressure vessel that is part of the Raytheon EKV shown below.  This cylinder is a titanium shell with a custom carbon fiber wrap. Raytheon’s Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle (EKV) stands ready to defend the United States against intercontinental ballistic missiles as a mission-critical component of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system (GMD).  EKV represents the centerpiece for the Missile Defense Agency's GMD as the intercept component of the Ground Based Interceptor, also known as GBI, which is designed to engage high-speed ballistic missile warheads in space. The EKV is designed to destroy incoming ballistic missile threats by colliding with them, a concept often described as "hit to kill."  EKV has an advanced multi-color sensor that is used to detect and discriminate incoming warheads from other objects. The EKV also has its own propulsion, communications link, discrimination algorithms, guidance and control system and computers to support target selection and intercept. EKV is deployed and operational today. EKV has had eight successful intercepts throughout the life of the program.





Let us know your composite, lightweight, high pressure vessel needs and we would be happy to provide a quotation.  No concept is impossible (reference the toroid above).  We enjoy a challenge!