Who are we?
BELGIUM NAVAL & ROBOTICS is the name of the Naval Group-Exail (formerly ECA Group) consortium as a part of the response to the Belgian-Dutch consultation for the replacement and initial support of their mine warfare capability.
As partners in a consortium Belgium Naval & Robotics, formed for this call for tender, Naval Group and Exail are offering an innovative solution for robotic mine warfare, which is fully integrated on board an MCM military vessel. The two partners have combined all their most effective and resilient sea-proven solutions, already in mission with other clients, to provide the Belgian and Dutch naval forces with a comprehensive, integrated and cyber-secure solution at a cost-effective ownership cost. In addition to these solutions, the two partners have formed a project management team based in Belgium, which will rely on various local partners, with whom alliances have already been established.
Naval Group is the European leader in naval defense. A high-tech company, NavalGroup uses its exceptional know-how, unique industrial resources and ability to establish innovative strategic partnerships to meet its clients’ requirements. The Group designs, produces and maintains submarines and surface vessels. It also provides services for naval shipyards and bases. Always at the forefront of innovation, in recent years the company has led various developments regarding drones, their integration and their supervision on vessels. Committed to corporate social responsibility challenges, Naval Group is a member of the United Nations Global Compact. In 2017, the Group generated revenue of €3.7 billion and had 13,429 employees.
Exail is a leading high-tech industrial group 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.
Exail was formed by ECA Group and iXblue joining forces in 2022. It is a subsidiary of Exail Technologies (formely Groupe Gorgé), a family-owned company specialized in high-technology.