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Expal to support Eurofighter Typhoon enhanced Air-Launched Weapons development

World Aviation Defense & Security Industry News - EXPAL
EXPAL to support Eurofighter Typhoon enhanced Air-Launched Weapons development
BAE Systems has awarded EXPAL Systems a contract to support the development of an enhanced Air Launched weapons capability for the Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft. The agreement involves EXPAL engineering support for the integration of air-launched munitions on to Typhoon aircraft, EXPAL said on April 18, 2017.
EXPAL to support Eurofighter Typhoon enhanced Air Launched Weapons development 640 001An artistic impression of the Typhoon fighter jet featuring Phase 3 Enhancement Package
(Credit: BAE Systems)
EXPAL’s contribution to the project will involve engineering support for the integration of various standard weapons within MK 80 series warheads.

Speaking on behalf of EXPAL, Stephane Plantinet, Marketing Director, said: “With this contribution, EXPAL enlarges its trajectory of supporting weapon integration within aerial platforms, an added value that reinforces its vast portfolio of ammunition.”

Paul Wilde, P3Eb Contract Delivery Manager for BAE Systems’ Military Air & Information business, in Warton, UK, 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.”

EXPAL’s support for BAE Systems with this integration activity consolidates the trajectory of the two companies working together. EXPAL's knowledge and experience in design, development and manufacture of air armament allows it to produce a wide and complete range of high performance aviation ammunition, as well as providing services in maintenance and modernisation of aeronautical systems to meet the real needs of armies and security forces.

EXPAL has been working in solutions for the defence and security industries for the last 70 years and its products and services are employed by over 60 countries.

BAE Systems designs, manufactures, upgrades and supports combat and trainer aircraft for customers around the world. It also provides training, support and information services for the UK RAF and other customers worldwide.