Market segments

Propulsion systems

Roxel has strong experience and recognised know-how in propulsion systems all over the world (South America, Middle East, Europe, Asia, North America).

Roxel has an impressive “portfolio” covering all segments of the world missile and rocket market. The company is present all over the world on the majority of existing and future missile programmes.

Roxel has partnerships with the leading rocket motor customers at international level.

Roxel’s experience with Insensitive Munitions technologies is recognised by international bodies.

Military propulsion systems

Surface-to-air missiles

 

Market requirements

High thrust, high total impulse, short to long range, manoeuvrability, thrust modulation, thrust vector control, IM characteristics, reduced smoke.

 

Experience

Examples of programmes in which Roxel has been involved (boost and sustain motors):
Vehicle-mounted and naval launch systems (Aster 15, Aster 30, CAMM, VT1 / Shahine, VL Mica and VL Seawolf)
Man-portable systems (Bolide / RBS 70/90, Starstreak and Mistral)

Air-to-air missiles

 

Market requirements

High thrust, high total impulse, short to long (>100km) range, manoeuvrability, thrust modulation, thrust vector control, IM characteristics and reduced smoke.

 

Experience

Examples of programmes in which Roxel has been involved:
Asraam
CAMM
Magic 1 & 2
Meteor
Mica
Sidewinder

Cruise missiles

 

Market requirements

IM characteristics, thrust vector control, high total impulse.

 

Experience

Although cruise missiles require air-breathing propulsion, Roxel provides boosters (standard or submarine launch), additional devices and IM characteristics.
Examples of programmes in which Roxel has been involved:
ASMP / ASMP-A
Scalp / Stormshadow
MdCN

Anti-ship missiles

 

Market requirements

Medium to long range, IM characteristics, boost and sustain regime, long burning time for sustain.

 

Experience

Examples of programmes in which Roxel has been involved (boost and sustain motors):
Long range (air-to-ground, surface-to-surface and sea-to-land Exocet family: AM39, MM40, SM39)
Medium range (AS 15 TT, AS 30 Laser, air-to-ground and surface-to-surface Marte, and Sea Skua)

Anti-tank missiles

 

Market requirements

Stealth and smokeless capabilities, IM characteristics, lightweight, compact, low cost.

 

Experience

Examples of programmes in which Roxel has been involved (gas generators, boost and sustain motors):
Short range (ACL89, Apilas, Law 80, M72 rocket launchers, Eryx)
Medium range (Bill / RBS 56, Milan, Milan ER, MSS 1.2, MMP)
Long range (Brimstone -air-launched- and IM Brimstone, Hot, PARS 3)

Air-to-ground rockets

Market requirements

On-demand production of propellant charge, short range, smokeless propulsion, low cost.
The rockets are only for unitary warhead use and not with cargo warheads in accordance with the Oslo Convention.

 

Experience

Examples of programmes in which Roxel has been involved:
2.75″
68 mm
70 mm
100 mm
127 mm / 5″

Artillery rockets

 

Market requirements

Low cost, high thrust, short burning time.
The rockets are only for unitary warhead use and not with cargo warheads in accordance with the Oslo convention.

 

Experience

Examples of programmes in which Roxel has been involved:
PHENIX (40 km+)
PHENIX+ (50 km+)
GMLRS (Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System)
Rayo (160 mm)
RRPR (Reduced Range Practice Rocket)
S36
S40
CP30 (127 mm)

Guided or propelled bombs

 

Market requirements

Low cost, IM characteristics, long burning time, compact and lightweight.

 

Experience

Examples of programmes in which Roxel has been involved:
AASM
BAP 100

 

Pyromechanisms

 

Multiple devices filled with grains generally produced from extruded double base propellant. Each device is dedicated to a specific motor or missile.

 

Thrusters

Missile safety and ignition unit (MSIU), ISD and SAD
Gas generators
Ignition systems
Pyrotechnic starters

Other propulsion systems

 

Roxel has been involved in propulsion equipment programmes for decoy systems, targets, drones and sleds.

 

Decoy systems

Sagaie

 

Targets

C22, Chukar, Mirach 100, MQM 107 and Sea Petrel

Competences in the civil sector

 

In the early 2000s, Roxel took the opportunity to apply its know-how in flow forming to produce thrust link tubes for the Airbus A380 programme.
This experience encouraged Roxel to continue exploring new applications for certain technologies, such as composite materials, that can also meet the requirements of the civil aviation industry.

 

Roxel has set up a dedicated team for this activity, which focuses on:
Mechanical components
Composite components

Aeronautics

 

Roxel’s capabilities in design and manufacture of metallic structures and composite materials can be applied in other fields, in particular the aerospace industry.

 

Flow forming of super-alloys, stainless steels, maraging steels, titanium alloys such as TA3V2.5 and Ti6-4
Thermal insulation and firewall

Project management

Roxel designs products to customer specifications and manages its own production activities and subcontractor network to ensure that products are delivered on time, on cost, on quality. Non-destructive test methods are used: in particular dye penetrant tests (up to S4), X-rays, 3D geometrical inspection.

Achievements

Roxel is positioned as a major supplier to:
Airbus for the supply of thrust link tubes (developed under a common patent) for Rolls-Royce and Engine Alliance engines for the A380 and for A330neo engines
Safran Nacelles, for build-to-print delivery of thrust links for SaM 146 engines for the SRJ 100
Airbus Helicopters, for supply of engine shaft prototypes for demonstrators

Developments

Many cooperation programmes are under way with major companies in the aeronautics industry such as Airbus Helicopters, Safran Landing Systems, Safran Helicopter Engines, to develop and manufacture mechanical components (e.g. drive shafts and thrust strut tubes) and subsystems (thrust links).

 

Roxel has also developed a new composite material, Roxalte®, the fire-proof material of the future.
An exclusive patent with multiple applications
Low density for better weight performance
No toxic emissions or smoke in the event of fire

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