ECA Group and iXblue join forces and become Exail

Published on October 18, 2022 – News

With this alliance, Exail becomes a global high-tech industrial champion specializing in robotics, maritime navigation, aerospace and photonics technologies. Combining complementary technological expertise and geographical footprint with a strong legacy of innovation, Exail provides its global base of customers with cutting-edge in-house manufactured technologies ranging from components and sensors to complete drone systems.


Joining forces under a common brand allows Exail to become a major global player capable of addressing new and larger markets, but also to federate the 1,500 employees of the group around the same banner. The new synergies created with Exail open up prospects for the development of new products and systems that will continue to push back technological limits and will contribute to France’s technological stature and influence on the international scene.


Exail’s ambition is to respond to numerous challenges in today’s world, whether they are security, environmental or societal. The group is convinced that the development of disruptive technologies will enable to rise to these new challenges. Together, the teams of Exail will continue to create innovative solutions that help explore new territories, from the deep sea to outer space. By mastering cutting-edge technologies, the group will be at the heart of its clients’ most complex missions.