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Exail Awarded Navantia Contract to Equip Spanish S80 Submarines with WECDIS Navigation System

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Exail Awarded Navantia Contract to Equip Spanish S80 Submarines with WECDIS Navigation System

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Exail Awarded Navantia Contract to Equip Spanish S80 Submarines with WECDIS Navigation System
Exail Awarded Navantia Contract to Equip Spanish S80 Submarines with WECDIS Navigation System

Exail, a global leader in naval navigation, along with its distributor in Spain, GRAFINTA, S.A. has secured a contract with Navantia to supply its Gecdis-W Warship Electronic Chart Display and Information System (WECDIS) for the four Spanish S80 Plus-class submarines. Developed by Navantia for the Spanish Navy, the S80 Plus-class submarines are designed with operational mobility to navigate discreetly and swiftly at high speeds, enabling them to complete missions involving potential threats.

The integration of Exail Gecdis-W system will further enhance the submarines’ capabilities, supporting the crew with electronic navigational charts. IMO-certified as Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) software and fully compliant with NATO’s Standardization agreement (STANAG) standards, Exail Gecdis-W system will serve as a cooperative navigational asset for the Spanish Navy during sea-based military operations. This latest success confirms Exail’s leadership in naval navigation for Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems.

“Exail and Grafinta are honored to maintain the level of close collaboration with Navantia and contribute our expertise to the Spanish S80 submarines,” stated Alexandre Maia, Regional Sales Manager at Exail. “Aligned with the S80 submarines’ core design objectives of stealth, endurance, and operational flexibility in remote and potentially hostile areas, our WECDIS system is set to contribute to the operational effectiveness and safety in submarine navigation within challenging underwater environments.”

Exail has indeed already been selected to equip all the platforms of the French Navy, as well as platforms of the navies of Latvia, India, Greece, UAE and New-Zealand. Exail is a leading high-tech industrial company specializing in cutting-edge robotics, maritime, navigation, aerospace and photonics technologies. With a strong entrepreneurial culture, Exail delivers unrivaled performance, reliability and safety to its civil and defense clients operating in severe environments. From the deep sea to outer space, Exail expands their capabilities with a full range of robust in-house manufactured components, products and systems. Employing a workforce of 1500 people worldwide, the company benefits from a global footprint and conducts its business in over 80 countries.

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