Weapons handling systems

We are 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. Babcock supplied the Launch System for Canada’s Victoria-Class Submarines. 

A holistic approach 

For our defence customers, that means more coverage of battlespace surveillance, intelligence, reconnaissance and weapons systems. It also means increased ability to perform complex tasks and operate equipment at a safe distance from dangerous environments, and solutions that are quicker and more cost effective to manufacture. 

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 

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.