EXPAL to support integration of air-launched munitions on Typhoon aircraft


EXPAL Systems has secured a contract from BAE Systems to provide engineering support for the integration of air-launched munitions on Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft.

The integration of various standard weapons within Mk 80 series warheads is being carried out as part of the Phase 3 Enhancements Package B (P3Eb) programme.

BAE Systems UK military air and information business P3Eb contract delivery manager Paul Wilde said: “This integration forms part of the Phase 3 Enhancements Package B, which has been contracted to further evolve Typhoon.

“We’re excited to further increase the capability on Typhoon alongside EXPAL, using their experience in air-launched weapons.”

BAE stated that the Phase 3 Enhancements will introduce a low collateral precision strike air-to-surface to Typhoon.

"We’re excited to further increase the capability on Typhoon alongside EXPAL, using their experience in air-launched weapons."

As part of Phase 2 Enhancements, Storm Shadow air-to-surface deep strike missile and a beyond visual range capability have been integrated into Typhoon.

The Eurofighter Typhoon is an advanced swing-role combat aircraft that simultaneously provides deployable air-to-air and air-to-surface characteristics.

Currently, the aircraft is in service with six customers across 20 operational units and has been ordered by two more.

In addition to providing maintenance and modernisation services for aeronautical systems to meet the real needs of armies and security forces, EXPAL is involved in the production of a wide and complete range of high-performance aviation ammunition.

BAE Systems designs, manufactures, upgrades and supports combat and trainer aircraft for customers around the world.


Image: Eurofighter Typhoon is an advanced swing-role combat aircraft. Photo: courtesy of BAE Systems.