GDELS-SBS has been designing and manufacturing different families of missiles since 1980 when the Spanish government contracted the company for the HOT program to equip army helicopters. Since then it has been involved in over a dozen European and US programs, and it has extended its feasibility study capabilities and the production of major projects ranging from TRIGAT (1984-86) to METEOR (2001-02) or M-SAM (1990-92), MACAM (1993-94) and ALCOTAN.
GDELS-SBS has extensive knowledge and facilities for research and development of the different components of missile systems. In particular, it has facilities to manufacture missile motors and warheads, as well as assembly. It also has ballistic and environmental testing facilities (motor and warheads).
The main programs it has taken part in are as follows HOT (30,000 launcher tubes, 30 launchers and 14,000 components), Mistral (16,000 warheads and 16,000 launcher tubes), TOW (2000 assembly units and tests), Milan (3328 units, assembly, tests, 16,000 warheads and 20,000 components), and Roland (414 units, assembly and tests and 5000 warheads).