Weapons Handling Systems
Market leaders in weapon handling and launch systems
We are a world leader in the design and manufacture of weapons handling and launch systems (WHLS).
We have over 40 years’ experience in providing WHLS to navies around the world and our solutions are safe, proven, effective and reliable.
We are the most experienced independent supplier of WHLS and have been responsible for the integration of more weapon payload types than any other company in the world.
At a glance:
- World leader in the design and manufacture of WHLS
- 40 years’ experience in providing WHLS to navies around the world
- Most experienced independent supplier of WHLS
- Systems found in UK, Canada, Australia, Spain, South Korea
Delivering systems to navies around the world
Our systems are found on UK, Canadian, Australian, and Spanish submarines – with current projects under way for South Korean submarines.
Babcock is the Technical Authority for Weapon Handling and Launch Systems on all classes of UK submarines. We have provided modern Air Turbine Pump (ATP) based systems on the UK’s Astute Submarine, for Spanish S-80 and the South Korean Jangbogo-III classes.
We have also supplied Launch systems on the Collins Class in Australia, the Victoria Class in Canada, as well as the Royal Navy Swiftsure, Trafalgar and Vanguard classes.
Innovative, state-of-the-art systems
Our latest systems, incorporating Air Turbine Pump driven positive discharge with programmable firing valve, represent state-of-the-art in weapons handling systems. This enables compatibility with all Torpedoes, Mines and Missiles produced by leading manufacturers. This has significant advantages in terms of launch flexibility, integration, mass, noise, volume and economy of operating air. Innovation is at the core of our business, and we are continually exploring and developing the next generation of launch systems to provide enhanced capabilities for the next generation of submarines, helping to create a safe and secure world.