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Exail was formed as ECA Group and iXblue joined forces in 2022. We are now a leading high-tech industrial champion specializing in cutting-edge robotics, maritime, navigation, aerospace and photonics technologies. Together, we employ a workforce of 1500 people worldwide and achieve an annual turnover of €250 million. With our unique offer ranging from components to complex systems, we support our customers for their critical missions in severe environments.

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Oceanology International 2024

12 Mar 2024 – 14 Mar 2024

London, UK

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Aerospace Space

Satellite 2024

19 Mar 2024 – 21 Mar 2024

Washington, DC

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Laser World of Photonics China

20 Mar 2024 – 22 Mar 2024

Shangai, China

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Subsea Navigation & Positioning Demo

21 Mar 2024 – 21 Mar 2024

La Ciotat, France

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IEEE Inertial 2024

25 Mar 2024 – 28 Mar 2024

Hiroshima, Japan

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SPIE Photonics Europe

7 Apr 2024 – 11 Apr 2024

Fort Washington, Maryland (US)

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Aerospace Maritime

Sea Air Space

8 Apr 2024 – 10 Apr 2024

Fort Washington, Maryland (US)

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22 Apr 2024 – 25 Apr 2024

New Orleans, Louisiana (US)

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Latest news


Ashtead Technology expands rental fleet portfolio with acquisition of Exail’s Rovins 9-DVL

Exail has secured a major contract with Ashtead Technology for the initial sale of six units of its brand-new all-in-one INS/DVL system, the Rovins 9-DVL. With this new acquisition, Ashtead Technology becomes the first rental company in the market to adopt Exail’s new INS/DVL technology.

Sapura enhances subsea capabilities with acquisition of Exail Rovins Nano inertial navigation systems

Sapura, a leading Brazilian provider of subsea services, has recently acquired eight units of Exail Rovins Nano Inertial Navigation Systems (INS). Integrated into Sapura’s fleet of remotely operated vehicles (ROV), Exail INS are intended to significantly enhance Sapura’s ROVs capabilities in offshore installation of subsea equipment.

Waive selects Exail’s SeapiX sonar to Expand biomass control.

Exail, is pleased to announce the signing of a supply agreement with Waive, a leading Norwegian company to supply sonars for biomass control. This agreement includes immediate sale of two SeapiX sonar systems.

Exail to equip Royal Netherlands and Belgian Navies’ Anti-Submarine Warfare Frigates

Exail has signed a contract with RH Marine NETHERLANDS B.V to provide advanced inertial navigation systems and data distribution units for the Royal Netherlands and Belgian Navies’ Anti-Submarine Warfare Frigates (ASWF).

R7 Compact ROV : Redefining observation and inspection.

This new ROV from Exail brings together the best of digital technologies to meet the challenges of modern military operations. Today, several services such as military navies, special forces, coast guards, customs agencies, rescue services, and police departments are looking for a compact, versatile, user-friendly system for their missions. The R7 has been designed to meet these requirements.

Exail and Kongsberg Discovery achieve full compatibility for Long Baseline positioning solutions, enhancing underwater operations

Exail and Kongsberg Discovery are pleased to announce their successful collaboration in the field of Long Baseline (LBL) subsea positioning solutions. Since June 2023, Kongsberg cPAP LBL transceiver and Exail Ramses LBL transceiver have achieved full compatibility, marking a significant milestone in the LBL positioning industry. This advancement empowers customers with enhanced capabilities to optimize underwater operations and achieve unparalleled precision in navigation.

ECHO81 expands rental portfolio with acquisition of Exail Gaps USBL positioning systems

ECHO81, a US-based distributor specializing in hydrographic survey equipment and marine instrumentation, has expanded its rental equipment portfolio with the acquisition of three Gaps M5 and three Gaps M7 USBL positioning systems from Exail.

Expanding MCM capabilities to ships of opportunity

.Belgium and The Netherlands selected Exail and Naval Group for their next generation mine countermeasures program. This innovative project combines several crewed mother ships with autonomous vehicles and advanced sensors. ONE The cornerstone of this unique system is Exail’s USV called Inspector 125.

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