RAFAUT company has developed an extensive line of multi-bomb racks for the French MoD :

  • The AT730 triple store rack, designed for Rafale and capable of carrying for example three 500 lbs smart bombs
  • The AUF2 2000/F1, developed to carry and release dumb and laser guided bombs under Mirage 2000 and Mirage F1
  • The AUF2 Compact, designed to be integrated under French Navy Aviation Super Etendard

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Universal or specific pylons design, development and production are really parts of RAFAUT company core business and core expertise. A fighter aircraft, helicopter or drone pylon has to cope with tremendously severe specifications regarding safety and security :
  • Safety as far as mechanical efforts resistance and its interface between bearing aircraft and the load (data link, armament control or fuel transfer) are concerned
  • Security in relation with its capability to eject loads safely in the widest possible flight envelop

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RAFAUT company has been designing, developing and manufacturing bomb ejectors for over 30 years.ans. Whether they are pyrotechnical or pneumatic, the RAFAUT family of ejectors is reliable and homogeneous.

Each one of them has been the subject of several patents, giving them unique capabilities and specifications, either regarding ground maintenance or flight utilisation. Indeed, technical specifications of the RAFAUT ejectors combine high ejection speed and low reaction force on the wings of aircraft carriers.

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For 25 years RAFAUT has developed 4 EMRU. They were designed to carry NATO 14” standard loads. Their technology is partly inspired from TG600 and TG420 ejectors.

EMRU are fitted with an azimuth tuning. This adjustment and the wedging V principle ensure the load harmonization with the aircraft and the load electrical connection thanks to a pole system. After over 20 years of operational service for the warfighter, all RAFAUT Company EMRU have demonstrated very satisfactory in-use track records.

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For the French Aviation Army, RAFAUT company developed the LBF2 training bomb rack. This equipment is still in operational service in the French Aviation Army. Today, it is declined in 2 versions :
  • A pyrotechnical version using classical NATO standard pyrotechnical cartridges
  • A pneumatic version using high pressure air delivered from a refillable bottle to eject the loads

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For French armaments programs, RAFAUT company has developed specific devices, called “Releasable Safety”, in order to initiate fuzes, tails opening systems and/or batteries.

Those devices are either integrated as an equipment directly in the armament itself or added around this armament. They allow maximum safety and accuracy during the manipulation of the armaments.

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RAFAUT company has all the capabilities to study, design and develop innovative products for civilian or military aeronautics. Our highly skilled design office (aero mechanics and electricity) is equipped with latest CATIA V.5 version (CAD) and IDEAS/NASTRAN (structure calculation).

A dedicated test lab completes those capabilities enabling us to verify functionally in house developed equipments characteristics.

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