Santa Bárbara Sistemas

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Santa Bárbara Sistemas is a Spanish defense contractor based in Madrid, integrated under the European Land Systems of General Dynamics. It is one of the primary suppliers of the Military of Spain and is responsible for the assembly of heavy vehicles such as the Spanish Army's Leopard 2E main battle tank and the Pizarro infantry combat vehicle. The primary lines of business of Santa Bárbara Sistemas are armoured vehicles, special and amphibious vehicles, weapons systems, munitions and missiles, and Research & Development. The company is delivering the prototypes of the UK's Scout SV AFV through General Dynamics in the UK.

General Dynamics acquired the company from the Spanish government 25 July 2001.[1]


Santa Bárbara Sistemas was founded in 1960 by bringing together factories of the Spanish Ministry of Defense under the Instituto Nacional de Industria. These included arsenals in Seville, Oviedo, and Trubia.

Santa Bárbara Sistemas was denationationalised by Spain and acquired by General Dynamics Europe in July 2001

Products and programmes[edit]

CETME L Assault rifle
Leopard 2E Tank
ASCOD / Pizarro Infantry fighting vehicle
Rg-31 of the Spanish Army

Weapons and systems[edit]

  • Firearms:
  • Artillery:
  • Gun turrets:
    • TC-25 - Turret
    • TC-13 - Turret
    • TC-3 - Turret
    • TC-7 - Turret
    • TC-19 - Turret
    • TC-9 - Turret

Munitions and powders[edit]

  • Powders
    • Pólvora Dx
    • Pólvora Esferoidal
  • Munitions
    • Artillery
    • Small Caliber
    • Medium Caliber
    • Tank ammunitions
  • Explosives
    • Cutting and perforating explosives

Armoured vehicles[edit]

  • Tracked Vehicles
  • Wheeled Vehicles
    • BMR- Vehículo blindado medio de ruedas
    • Dragón AFV - Vehículo blindado medio sobre ruedas
    • VEC- Vehículo blindado de exploración de caballería

Cooperative programs[edit]

Modernisation programs[edit]


  1. ^ "GDSBS". General Dynamics. Archived from the original on 2011-10-02. Retrieved 2011-03-29.

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