Safran has won a contract from German manufacturer Krauss Maffei Wegmann (KMW) to integrate its SIGMA 30 navigation and pointing system on all PzH 2000 tracked artillery systems acquired by Qatar.
Sagem designed the SIGMA 30 pointing system to give long-range artillery quick, high-precision firing capability without GPS. Because of its performance capabilities, it allows deployments by distributed artillery pieces, boosting mobility and protection by support units. The SIGMA 30 operates independently within the artillery system, protecting it against jamming and other countermeasures.
Based on digital laser gyro technology with a long optical path, SIGMA 30 reflects Sagem’s proven expertise in the production of navigation systems and inertial sensors. Its SIGMA 30 navigation/pointing systems are produced in France at the company’s Montluçon plant.
With this latest contract, Sagem further consolidates its offering of navigation and pointing systems to armies worldwide. SIGMA 30 systems have been selected for some 40 artillery systems in 20 countries, including the Archer system (BAE), the Nexter Systems Caesar, for France and international markets, the Nora wheeled system (SDPR), the M270 Mars 2 single-launch rocket system for NATO (Airbus Defense Systems), and the 2R2M mobile mortar (Thales).
The SIGMA 30 is combat proven. As part of the French army’s Caesar gun, the Sigma 30 has contributed to French artillery units’ effectiveness in some of the most demanding environments on Earth, including Afghanistan and, more recently, in Mali for Operation Serval.
Astrium today signed contracts with Snecma (Safran) and Europropulsion for the production of the cryogenic rocket engines (liquid oxygen and hydrogen) and solid rocket motors for 18 new Ariane 5 launchers. These contracts extend the agreements signed by Astrium and Safran in 2009 for the production of propulsion system and equipment on the PB batch of 35 Ariane 5 launchers
Safran will be showcasing its innovative security solutions for the first time at Russias major air show. At the MAKS 2013 show, Safran will unveil biometric identification systems (Morpho-Face-Investigate, based on facial recognition; Morpho Tatoo, for the identification of tattoos, etc
Brazilian helicopter manufacturer Helibras, a subsidiary of Eurocopter, has selected Safran Engineering Services as the design authority to supply the installation design and full integration of multiple avionics communication and navigation systems, including a sophisticated new Glass Cockpit System from Sagem (Safran), as well as the integration of the auto-pilot system, for the modernization of 34 Esquilo and Fennec helicopters of the Brazilian Army. Safran will also support the DCTA certification
Aerospace engine and equipment maker Safran and electronics specialist Thales said Dec. 20 that they signed a preliminary agreement to form a joint venture to develop and market new electro-optical military gear
Turbomeca do Brasil (Safran group) has signed a five year GSP (Global Support Package) contract with the Brazilian Ministry of Defense, to cover the support of 100 Makila 2A gas turbines. The engines power the EC 725, operated by all three Brazilian armed forces and the Presidential transportation group
French defense procurement agency DGA has placed a new order with Sagem, a Safran group company, for 16,454 FELIN integrated equipment suites for the French army. With this latest contract, France has now ordered a total of 22,588 FELIN systems from Sagem
Safran announced today that it will display the M88 engine that powers the Rafale multirole fighter, and the Shakti helicopter turbine which was co-developed with HAL for the Dhruv twin-engine rotorcraft during Aero India Airshow. The company will also display a wide range of products that include the AASM (air-to-ground modular missile) “Hammer”, BlueNaute, an ultimate “maintenance free” solution for maritime navigation, and explosives and narcotics detection technology handheld and desktop devices – Mobile Trace, Hardened Mobile Trace and Itemiser
Snecma (Safran) and Max Aerospace have partnered to offer military aircraft engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services in India, the companies said in a joint statement Tuesday. The joint venture Max Aero Engines Private Ltd (MAEPL) will provide complete engine support solutions, in particular shop-level maintenance and flight line services
Sagem will showcase optronics and navigation systems for naval forces, the company said in a statement Friday. The products on display cover the full range of maritime requirements, including merchant marine security, and are organized in four main areas: observation & engagement, navigation, airborne surveillance and self-defense
Safran and Bharat Forge announced a long-term partnership to supply critical high integrity forged and machined components for Indian commercial aircraft applications to Safrans global affiliates last week. Over the past 18 months, Safran and Bharat Forge have worked on a demonstrator phase for initial trial production of critical forgings in a variety of materials; including titanium, nickel based and steel alloys, for aerospace
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