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Expal and Airbus move forward with weaponized C295W military airlifter

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World Aviation Defense & Security Industry News - Expal & Airbus
 
 
Expal and Airbus move forward with weaponized C295W military airlifter
 
Airbus Defence and Space and the Spanish company EXPAL Systems have signed an agreement under which EXPAL will provide engineering support for the integration of standard weapons such as 70mm rockets as well as MK 80 series warheads, EXPAL announced on Oct. 19.
     
Expal and Airbus move forward with weaponized C295W military airlifter 640 001A Airbus DS C295W multirole military aircraft
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With more than 50 years of experience providing weapon systems and services to many Air Forces all over the world, the EXPAL portfolio of aerial munitions supports the compatibility of our weapons with Precision Guidance Systems available in the market.

With this contribution, EXPAL enlarges its trajectory of supporting weapon integration within aerial platforms, an added value that reinforces its vast portfolio of ammunition.

Airbus Defence and Space and EXPAL Systems have previously cooperated in the integration of guided weapon systems on the Eurofighter aircraft.

Airbus is already working with the US-based Orbital ATK to convert a Royal Jordanian Air Force C295 airlifter into a gunship configuration. According to Airbus, this C295 is to be armed with AGM-114 Hellfire missiles, a side-mounted M230 30 mm chain gun from Orbital ATK and 70 mm guided rockets.

 

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