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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

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

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.

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 signing a MOU with Saudi Chemical Company Holding

EXPAL SYSTEMS announces signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Saudi Chemical Company Holding (SCCH) through its subsidiary Saudi Chemical Company Limited for the localization of ammunition filling.

14 March 2022

EXPAL presents the dual EIMOS 81 mm

EXPAL presents its solutions for the future of the Armed Forces of Land, Sea and Air Armed Forces at the International Defence and Security Exhibition FEINDEF.

4 November 2021

EXPAL Presents Latest Developments at AUSA 2018

EXPAL USA will showcase its latest developments and technologies to support Armed Forces’ current and future requirements at the AUSA 2018 Annual Meeting and Exposition held in Washington between 8-10 October.

5 October 2018

Spanish Army Awards EXPAL Five-Year Contract to Supply 155mm Extended-Range Ammunition

On 4 May the Spanish Army's Logistics Support Command awarded EXPAL a five-year contract through a framework agreement to supply a high-value solution for ammunition, consisting of an ER02A1 extended-range HE projectile, with a base bleed unit and EC102 electronic fuze, which allows impact, time and delay operation; propulsion is achieved by modular charge type DM92ES.

13 June 2018

EXPAL Exhibited at Pacific Exposition 2017

EXPAL exhibited its proposal in weapon systems, naval and army ammunition, technology systems and demilitarisation services in this international maritime exposition in Sydney between 3-5 October.

10 October 2017

EXPAL to Showcase Air, Land and Sea Solutions at AUSA 2017

EXPAL will demonstrate its capabilities and developments in demilitarisation services, demolition material and energetic products that manages in its state-of-the-art facilities located in Texas at this year's AUSA meeting and exposition.

9 October 2017

Belarus Stockpile of Anti-Personnel Mines Destroyed by EXPAL

EXPAL has finished the destruction of 3.4 million landmines in Belarus, fulfilling the Republic of Belarus' commitment with the 1999 Ottawa Treaty regarding the prohibition of the use, stockpiling, production and transfer of anti-personnel mines, and their destruction.

24 April 2017

EXPAL Develops Next Stage in Plastic Explosives Evolution

EXPAL has developed the next stage in the evolution of plastic explosives, the PG-3. As well as increased performance and reduced shock sensitivity, PG-3 uncovers innovative underwater capabilities in addition to self-adhesive properties that simplify its use in the field.

14 March 2017

EXPAL Demonstrates its ʻOne-Stop Shopʼ for Mortar Systems

The demonstration took place last Tuesday, 16 November, in the Spanish Army firing and training range 'Álvarez de Sotomayor', in Almeria, Spain. EXPAL showed all the products and systems involved in this proposal during the different exercises performed on the field.

6 December 2016

GEOS Carries out Tests Using Initiation Systems

The Special Operations Group (GEO), the Spanish Elite Police Unit, has tested EXPAL's latest developments in demolition charges and initiation systems at its facilities in Guadalajara.

2 March 2015

EXPAL Participates in UNVEX 2014

EXPAL will exhibit its micro UAV, SHEPHERD, which features a system with multiple applications within the defence and security fields.

25 February 2014

ELDIG FRT Meeting with EDA at DSEi

ELDIG, the European Land Defence Industrial Group of the AeroSpace and Defence European Association (ASD), held at DSEi London its Fast Reaction Team (FRT) meeting with attendance from most important European companies in the land sector. T

11 December 2013

EXPAL to Participate in the 9th Edition of LAAD 2013

EXPAL has been working over the years together with the Brazilian military industry to provide comprehensive service and product enhancement to its armed forces through partnerships with leading Brazilian companies.

8 April 2013

EXPAL Systems

Avda. del Partenón, 16
28042 Madrid

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