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Design, Development and Manufacturing of Air Armament

EXPAL specialises in developing, manufacturing and maintaining products and services for the defence and security sectors.


Avda. del Partenón, 16
28042 Madrid
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EXPAL specialises in developing, manufacturing and maintaining products and services for the defence and security sectors. The company offers armed forces a range of products designed to enhance operational capabilities worldwide. Because of this, EXPAL tailors its services to meet the specific demands of individual missions.

The company’s dedication to technology and innovation has contributed to its continued success, placing it at the top-end of the European defence industry.

Maintenance and upgrades of aeronautical systems and weapons

EXPAL’s experience in design, development and manufacturing of air armament means it offers a complete range of products in service across all armed forces, as well as providing services in maintenance and modernisation of aeronautical systems.

EXPAL carries out the integration of all its products in the most important air platforms in the world. EXPAL provides:

EXPAL's experience in design, development and manufacturing of air armament means it offers a complete range of products in service across all armed forces.
EXPAL offers armed forces worldwide a wide range of mission-specific products.
EXPAL is a leader in the Spanish ammunitions and explosives sectors.
EXPAL's dedication to innovative air force technoology has contributed to its leading position in the European defence industry.
EXPAL's research programmes provide armed forces worldwide with vital information.
SAZEC area control system.
SHEPHERD avian control system.
  • Aeronautical systems maintenance
  • Air armament
  • Ammunition, explosives and pyrotechnic disposal and recovery services
  • Medium calibre cannon ammunition
  • Propellants and propellants systems
  • Disposal and recovery services of pyrotechnics
  • SAZEC area control system

R&D and technology

Technology is at the heart of EXPAL’s business. Its research and development (R+D) programmes are centred on:

  • Improving the protection of military platforms and crews
  • Providing innovations that ensure ammunition operational safety in all conditions
  • Developing new non-lethal technologies
  • Rocket engines for spatial applications
  • Increasing ammunitions effectiveness
  • Developing intelligent ammunition with electronics
  • Protecting stored ammunition against assaults
  • Supporting troops’ operational capacities
  • Rapid deployment and high-mobility systems

Its R+D department designs and develops the latest innovations and improves existing products to customers’ specifications.

EXPAL contributes to international R+D programmes with governments and companies of the highest level to provide armed forces the latest in technological advancements.

EXPAL puts into practice its corporate policies for:

  • Minimising the environmental impact of its activities
  • Obtaining the highest security standards
  • Establishing ongoing R+D activity as the basis of its technological development.
  • Ensuring maximum quality in all products and service

White Papers

  • Aeronautical System Maintenance

    Experience, know-how and capabilities in the development and manufacture of weapon systems and ammunition, together with a clear vocation of service to the armed forces, strengthens EXPAL's offer as maintenance service and modernization provider.

  • Shepherd Avian Control System

    Shepherd is a UAV which imitates the silhouette of a bird of prey. Its circling, attack and reconnaissance movements cause birds to leave the areas where they cause problems.

  • EXPAL Aviation Bombs

    With wide experience in air armament, aerodynamic performance, types of explosives and structural calculation, EXPAL designs, develops, manufactures and integrates conventional, pre-fragmented and penetrator bombs and other internal developments.

Press Releases


  • Derby BVR Air-to-Air Missile

    Derby (Alto) is a beyond visual range (BVR) air-to-air missile (AAM) developed by Israeli defence company Rafael Advanced Defense Systems to meet the combat needs of the armed forces.

  • Hero-400EC Extended-Range Loitering System

    Hero-400EC (Electric, Cruciform) is an extended-range variant of the Hero family of loitering weapon systems developed by UVision Air, an unmanned air system developer based in Israel.

  • Strsljen Multimission Unmanned Helicopter

    The Strsljen multimission unmanned helicopter, developed by Serbian arms manufacturer EDePro, was unveiled during the International Defence Exhibition and Conference 2017 in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

  • Paveway II Plus Laser Guided Bomb (LGB)

    The Paveway II Plus Laser Guided Bomb (LGB) is an advanced, lightweight laser-guided munition developed jointly by Lockheed Martin Corporation and Raytheon Company.

  • M-346FA Fighter Attack Aircraft

    Italian aerospace and defence company Leonardo introduced M-346FA (Fighter Attack) aircraft, a new variant of the Aermacchi M-346 twin-engine advanced trainer aircraft, in June.

  • Paragon Direct Attack Munition

    Paragon all-weather, dual-mode direct attack munition (previously named Dual Mode Plus laser-guided bomb (LGB)) is designed and developed by Lockheed Martin to provide warfighters of the US and its allied nations with the capability to engage potential targets in a tactical environment.

  • S-8OFP Unguided Missile

    S-8OFP (С-8ОФП) is an 80mm unguided rocket developed primarily for the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.

EXPAL Systems
Avda. del Partenón, 16
28042 Madrid

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