Safran To Provide Navigation Systems For French Griffon Armored Vehicles

  • Our Bureau
  • 03:42 PM, June 13, 2016
  • 3045
Safran To Provide Navigation Systems For French Griffon Armored Vehicles
French Griffon armored vehicle

Safran has been chosen to provide the navigation systems for Griffon armored vehicles as part of France’s Scorpion program.

This program is designed to enhance the front-line fighting capabilities of the French army, including the delivery of 1,668 Griffon multirole armored vehicles (VBMR) between 2018 and 2033, the company said in a statement Monday.

Safran will supply the Epsilon 10 navigation system for Griffon armored vehicles, along with a system based on hemispherical resonating gyros (HRG) for the artillery observation version (VOA). 

Griffon VOA artillery observation vehicles will be fitted with Safran’s Paseo optronic (electro-optical) system, comprising an inertial navigator derived from the Sigma 20 family. This system will give the Griffon VOA target location capability on a par with NATO’s best-in-class standards. 

The Epsilon 10 navigation system is an integral part of the digital battlefield and operates in conjunction with a tactical coordination instrument. It gives multirole armored vehicles autonomous engagement capability in the case of a GPS signal loss, jamming or other countermeasures. 

The decisive factors in the French army’s choice of Safran’s navigation systems were their overall performance, proven reliability and limited cost of ownership. These systems take advantage of the high-level integration of Quapason vibrating gyros and HRGs, two inertial sensor technologies patented by Safran Electronics & Defense. 

Safran’s selection for the Scorpion program confirms the company’s strategic choice of vibrating inertial sensors for the new generation of land combat navigation systems (Epsilon and Sigma 20 families). These latest business wins also reflect the state-of-the-art machinery and equipment installed at Safran Electronics & Defense’s Montluçon plant, where the navigation systems are produced. 

Also Read

KAI Selects Safran Engines For Light Civil Helicopter

June 7, 2016 @ 08:22 AM

Safran, Hanwha To Supply Engines For South Korean Light Civil, Armed Helicopters

June 6, 2016 @ 10:24 PM

Safran Rebrands Group Companies Under Single Banner

March 22, 2016 @ 09:27 AM

French Army to Receive GRIFFON Combat Vehicle Command Post Version by Yearend

July 3, 2020 @ 12:06 PM

Canadian Air Force Deploys Bell CH-146 Griffon Helicopters In Iraq

April 18, 2017 @ 02:49 PM

Safran To Export Sigma 30 Artillery Navigation And Pointing System

November 18, 2016 @ 04:51 PM

Safran’s Sigma 40 Inertial Navigation System Carries Integration Tests With Harpoon Missile

October 20, 2016 @ 04:40 PM

Indian LUH completes First Flight With Safran's Ardiden 1U Engine

September 13, 2016 @ 11:39 AM

Safran Engines To Power New UK’s Training Rotorcraft

July 12, 2016 @ 09:12 AM