Exail to equip Spanish S80 submarines with WECDIS navigation

Naval navigation provider Exail, together with its distributor in Spain Grafinta, has signed a contract with Navantia to supply its Gecdis-W warship electronic chart display and information system (WECDIS) for the four Spanish Navy’s 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, the company noted.

IMO-certified as ECDIS software and fully compliant with NATO’s STANAG standards, Exail Gecdis-W system will serve as a cooperative navigational asset for the Spanish Navy during sea-based military operations.

“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 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.