Test and Evaluation for MK80 Series of Air-to-Surface Weapons
At the SYMDEX conference in Madrid on 8 April, EXPAL presented engineering and systems integration solutions for the Eurofighter TYPHOON platform, aimed at enhancing the aircraft’s capabilities. Specifically, the company offers integration solutions for the MK80 series of bombs that extend the capabilities of the TYPHOON in air to surface operations. Similar solutions are in service in over 25 air forces.
Taking as its theme “Universe 4.0: The Digital Transformation in Defence” and focused on Air Force technologies, SYMDEX takes place in the Army Polytechnic School in Madrid. EXPAL presented the complex process of prototype digitalisation, treatment and analysis of the data collected during TYPHOON flights. This undertaking has enabled the perfect integration of air armament, ensuring systems compatibility in all loading and operating conditions and identifying the effects on the platform. The necessary tests and simulations were conducted in England and Spain, in extreme operational and weather conditions.