EXPAL Weapon Systems Technology for Defence and Security Forces


EXPAL develops, manufactures, integrates and maintains products, systems and services for the defence and security sectors.

EXPAL offers the armed forces a wide range of solutions for supporting and improving their operational capabilities. This includes adapting to the nature of their missions and providing technological developments.

EXPAL offers:

  • Artillery ammunition
  • Demolition stores
  • EOD equipment
  • EOD services and soil remediation
  • Insensitive munitions (IM) warhead fill
  • Integrated mortar systems
  • Light weapon ammunition
  • Medium caliber cannon ammunition
  • Mortar ammunition
  • Mortar systems
  • Propellants
  • Propelling charges
  • Pyrotechnics
  • SAZEC area control system
  • TECHFIRE information system and ballistic computers for fire support
  • Vehicle maintenance and integrated logistic support services

Leading ammunitions, explosives and EOD services

EXPAL is a leader of the ammunition and explosives sector in Spain, as well as one of the main providers of demilitarization and explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) services worlwide.

Maintenance services and integrated logistics support

EXPAL also offers maintenance services and integrated logistic support for platforms and systems.

EXPAL maintenance services and logistic support offers solutions for the maintenance and modernisation of platforms and equipment armies in order to optimise and extend their life cycle, both in the systems already in service and future acquisitions.

The capabilities of EXPAL, along with its commitment to cooperation with other leading companies to cover major programs, are the base that support the provision of EXPAL`s offer in maintenance and modernisation of platforms.

Research and development of new technologies for military applications

Technology is the engine of EXPAL’s progress. The programmes of R+D and innovation that EXPAL develops are centered on the following:

  • Support to the operative capacities of troops
  • Improving the protection of military platforms and crews
  • Systems of weapons for rapid deployment and high mobility
  • Increase of the scope, effectiveness and precision of ammunitions, reducing collateral damages
  • Development of intelligent ammunition by the incorporation of the electronics
  • Reduction in the vulnerability of ammunition stored against external assaults
  • Designs and innovations that assure the safety in the employment of the ammunitions in all environmental conditions
  • Rocket engines for spatial applications
  • Development of non-lethal armaments

The company’s department of R+D is responsible of the design and development of new products, as well as the improvement and adequacy of existing ones to meet specific requirements of the customer and comes from collaborating with the Spanish Ministry of Defence and its armed forces, as well as leading companies technologically in the sector, in many successful programmes.

EXPAL also collaborates in international programmes of R+D with official organisations and companies to meet the technological developments demanded by the armies across European programmes of co-operation.

Developing technology to optimise defence and security operations

EXPAL puts into practice its corporate policies as a basis of its action to:

  • Offering maximum quality in all products and services
  • Minimise, if any, environmental impact of its activities
  • Get the highest security standards
  • Develop a continuous improvement in R+D activity as a basis of its technological development. The key for success is to get the best results in all activities EXPAL is involved

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Press Release

MAXAM appoints José Manuel Fernández Bosch as new CEO of EXPAL Systems

MAXAM has announced the appointment of José Manuel Fernández Bosch as CEO of EXPAL Systems, the group's Defense division.

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SAZEC Deployable Zone Control System

SAZEC is a surveillance, control and protection system specially designed for operations. Totally adapted to the current scenarios, the multi-sensors capacity let you detect, locate, identify and react gradually against an intrusion attempt in the protected area.

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Avda. del Partenón, 16

28042 Madrid


+34 91 722 01 00 +34 91 722 01 01 www.expalsystems.com

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Press Release

23 June 2020

MAXAM has announced the appointment of José Manuel Fernández Bosch as CEO of EXPAL Systems, the group's Defense division.

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12 March 2020

EXPAL Systems today announced the launch of its first development of guidance systems. The company thus seeks to offer the Armed Forces ammunition with greater precision, in order to reduce collateral damage and achieve greater survivability thanks to efficiency in the mission. Another design objective that is sought is to achieve an improved anti-jaming capability.

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13 December 2019

The Smart Whole Life Assessment project developed by EXPAL, and focused on the smart management of explosive depots, has been awarded in the Santa Barbara Awards for Innovation 2019.

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15 October 2019

EXPAL Systems has showcased its latest developments for the defence and security sector at AUSA 2019, the Annual Meeting & Exposition that takes place in Washington from 14th to 16th October.

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1 October 2019

EXPAL Systems, a global defence and security company, presented the Deployable Area Control System (D-ACS) at DSEI 2019, the Defense and Security Exhibition that takes place in London from 10-13 September.

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11 September 2019

EXPAL Systems, a leading global defense and security company, has launched electronic devices E-COMPAX and M-COUNTER, two new technologies to enhance mortar systems’ operational capabilities at DSEI 2019, the Defense and Security Exhibition that takes place in London 10-13 September.

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12 June 2019

Navantia, EXPAL and Elbit Sytems have officially presented TIZONA, the 30mm unmanned turret for the Program “Combat Vehicle on Wheels” (VCR 8x8) of the Spanish Army, at FEINDEF, the International Defense Exhibition held in Madrid from the 29-31 May.

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16 May 2019

EXPAL USA reaches over 2,900 tons of demilitarised ammunitions since 2016 following the agreement signed with the US Army.

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10 April 2019

EXPAL’s Extended Range 155mm ammunition has succesfully passed the Spanish Army's reception tests, which were carried out in the last weeks at the Torregorda Test Center in Cádiz.

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9 April 2019

During the SYMDEX 2019 conference, EXPAL presented 'Universe 4.0: The Digital Transformation in Defense', the company's engineering and systems integration solutions to evolve Eurofighter Typhoon capabilities.

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10 December 2018

EXPAL has celebrated the 25th Edition of the Santa Barbara Innovation Awards, an initiative organised by EXPAL parent company MAXAM to promote a culture of innovation at all levels within the organisation.

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29 November 2018

EXPAL Systems has been selected by armasuisse for the new 81mm mortar system for the Swiss Army. This follows the “8,1cm Mortar replacement” program launched in 2015 by the Swiss Procurement Agency armasuisse, which has included a complex evaluation process of key potential suppliers, with tests and validation of the systems individually.

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8 November 2018

EXPAL brings its integrated mortar system EIMOS, designed to increase accuracy, reliability and survivability of armed forces’ operations on the battlefield, to the SEAP region.

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8 November 2018

EXPAL showcases its latest developments for air, land and sea armed forces at the Indo Defence exhibition 2018, taking place in Jakarta on November 7-10.

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26 October 2018

EXPAL will present its latest solutions to combat engineers at the EURETEX 2018 Industry Day, held at the San Gregorio National Training Centre in Zaragoza, Spain.

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9 October 2018

EXPAL USA will showcase its latest systems and solutions in response to the current and future requirements of combat engineers, special operations forces and US EOD users at AUSA 2018.

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4 October 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.

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26 June 2018

EXPAL showcased its latest functions of the EIMOS system at Eurosatory 2018 between 11-15 June.

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13 June 2018

For the purpose of supplying the Spanish Army's 155mm extended-range ammunition for the howitzers SIAC 52-calibre and M109A5 39-calibre, on 4 May the Spanish Army's Logistics Support Command awarded EXPAL, through a framework agreement, a five-year contract 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.

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11 June 2018

For more than 20 years, EXPAL has attended this important meeting of the defence and security sector that takes place every two years in Paris.

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27 April 2018

Expal is attending MANUCO's eighth International Nitrocellulose Symposium between 5-7 June.

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5 March 2018

The complete offer for this area includes high-performance artillery ammunition or the global 'one-stop shop' solution for mortar systems, which includes the eSIMOX training simulator.

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15 November 2017

EXPAL is currently showcasing its range of air-to-ground CAT - 70 (2,75in) rockets at the Dubai Airshow, which is taking place from 12-16 November in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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8 September 2017

One more edition, the company will show its proposals and solutions for air, land and sea in this international exhibition, which will take place in London between 12-15 September.

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23 August 2017

EXPAL will be showcasing its defence and security solutions at the forthcoming EXPAL 2017.

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25 April 2017

EXPAL have successfully finished the phase of destruction of the 3.4 million anti-personnel mines of the Belarus stockpile.

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19 April 2017

BAE Systems has awarded EXPAL Systems a contract to support development of an enhanced Air-Launched weapons capability for Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft.

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14 March 2017

PG-3 represents the next stage in the evolution of plastic explosives. In addition to increased performance and reduced shock sensitivity, PG-3 breaks new ground in underwater capabilities, as well as self-adhesive properties that simplify its use in the field.

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23 January 2017

Both companies will combine capabilities to offer a complete hi-tech range of solutions in the defence industry.

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2 December 2016

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

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19 October 2016

Airbus Defence and Space and EXPAL Systems have signed an agreement, under which EXPAL will provide engineering support for the integration of standard weapons such as 70mm rockets and MK 80 series warheads.

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9 June 2016

EXPAL has introduced its new simulator SIMOX, that can bed used to train and educate a section of mortars and each of its members.

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8 April 2016

EXPAL will be attending FIDAE 2016 with the goal of supplying complete solutions for the Chilean Armed Forces in the field of defence and security, presenting its latest developments in arms systems, ammunitions and propellants and its capacities in services such as aeronautical systems maintenance and demilitarisation services.

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30 March 2016

A aerial reconnaissance system silent, autonomous and with the shape of a bird.

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16 March 2016

EXPAL USA has been awarded a $2.4m contract for the development of pilot scale processes for the manufacture of new enhanced blast explosives for ARDEC (The US Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Centre) at Picatinny Arsenal.

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4 December 2015

EXPAL has been selected to participate with the SHEPHERD-MIL UAV RAPAZ programme.

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20 October 2015

Aimed at providing integral defence and security solutions for the Australian Armed Forces, EXPAL has showcased its range of defence and security systems and services at the PACIFIC 2015 exhibition in Sydney, Australia.

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11 September 2015

At DSEI, EXPAL presents the new version of the EIMOS 81 system with a series of improvements in different areas such as ergonomics, with a new platform integrated in a URO VAMTAC with four crew cabin seats, sensors integration, new meteorological station for ballistic calculations improvement, and a new version of the indirect fire support information system of EXPAL: TECHFIRE with new functionalities and a simplified and more intuitive interface.

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1 September 2015

At DSEI, EXPAL will present the new version of its EIMOS 81 system with a series of improvements in different areas. The event will take place on 15 September in London.

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3 June 2015

EXPAL has presented its 155 mm high-performance artillery ammunition with live-fire tests at the Torregorda Test Centre (CET), Cadiz, Spain.

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2 March 2015

The Special Operations Group (GEO), the Spanish Elite Police Unit, has carried out various training exercises at its facilities in Guadalajara, where it trialled EXPAL's latest developments in demolition charges and initiation systems.

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24 February 2015

EXPAL has announced it will be presenting its latest products and solutions at the International Defence Exhibiton & Conference (IDEX) 2015.

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16 June 2014

EXPAL will show its offer of solutions in different areas as indirect fire support that include the ammunition, the information systems, the weapons on ground or integrated in vehicle and the forward observer systems, including UAVs.

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2 June 2014

On 27 May 2014 the inaugural ceremony took place at the plant EXPAL installed in Belarus for the destruction of PFM-1 mines in the country.

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21 March 2014

Expal will show its latest proposals in ammunition, systems and technological applications.

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24 February 2014

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

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11 December 2013

Diehl Defence Land Systems and EXPAL have signed a cooperation framework agreement offering solutions in the field of vehicle maintenance for the international market, which intensifies their joint activities.

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26 November 2013

The new S-402, as this initiation system is called, incorporates an innovative technology that increases significantly security during its use.

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18 October 2013

The works will start in three months and includes the destruction of obsolete and outdated ammunition of the Cyprus National Guard.

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13 September 2013

The European Land Defence Industrial Group of the AeroSpace and Defence European Association (ASD) held its Fast Reaction Team meeting at the 2013 DSEI event in London, with attendance from a majority of important European companies in the land sector.

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6 September 2013

One of the most important international defence and security exhibitions, held in London from 10-13 September.

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17 July 2013

On 10 July 2013, government delegate Germán López Iglesias inaugurated EXPAL's new manufacturing facilities of electronic fuzes in 'El Gordo (Cáceres)'.

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8 April 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.

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30 October 2012

Representatives of armed forces, both domestic and foreign, witnessed the different exercises that were carried out.

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26 September 2012

EXPAL has been awarded the tender for the implementation and management of a demilitarization line in Brazil.

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Regional Offices

EXPAL Systems

Avda. del Partenón, 16

28042 Madrid


+34 91 722 01 00 +34 91 722 01 01 www.expalsystems.com
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Tuenvej 120

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+45 9621 3400 www.denex.sk

433 Las Colinas Blvd





United States of America

+1 (903) 472 4970 +1 (903) 472 4304 www.expalusa.com

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