Safran Electronics & Defense has carried out integration tests of the Sigma 40 shipborne navigation system with the alignment system on the AGM-84 Harpoon anti-ship missile for Royal Thai Navy's Krabi corvettes and KDX class frigates.
This test was carried out within the scope of a contract signed with Korean naval shipyard DSME, which builds warships. Safran also worked with Boeing, prime contractor for the Harpoon missile system.
With the success of this test, Safran's inertial navigation systems can now be used on all of Thailand's warships, the company announced Wednesday.
Safran’s Sigma 40 is also used for conventional navigation and stabilization functions on shipborne sensors and weapons.
Sigma 40 navigation systems are built around a ring laser gyro (RLG) inertial core, which guarantees sustained very-high-precision, coupled with a high degree of operational flexibility. They are compact and easy to use, with scalable hardware and software. These units also boost the performance of the ship's sensors and its self-defense systems.
Sigma inertial navigation systems are now fitted to combat systems on over 500 warships, including the latest front-line ships such as the Charles-de-Gaulle aircraft carrier, Europe's Fremm and Horizon frigates and helicopter carriers.
In addition, Sigma units are used by Norway's ocean-going patrol boats, as well as a wide range of attack submarines, both conventional and nuclear-powered: ULA in Norway, Collins in Australia, Scorpène and Barracuda in France.
Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Urban Aeronautics to address power system solutions to support the development of an entirely new platform family of internal rotor aircraft. The Cormorant (formerly AirMule) UAV demonstrator is already flying powered by an Arriel 1D driving two ducted-fans, the company said in a statement Wednesday
Safran Optics 1 has won $304 million contract to provide Laser Target Locator Module II for the US Army. Bids were solicited via the Internet with five received, with an estimated completion date of July 11, 2015, the US department of defense said in a statement Thursday
Safran has been selected to supply engines for the training aircraft selected for Rotary Wing training under the UKs Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) programme. Safran Helicopter Engines will provide Arrius 2B2Plus and Arriel 2E turbines for the fleet of Airbus Helicopters H135 and H145
Safran has been chosen to provide the navigation systems for Griffon armored vehicles as part of Frances 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
The Royal Australian Air Forces (RAAF) P-8A Poseidon aircraft has fired its first Harpoon missile ATM-84J Monday during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) maritime exercise, the Australian Department of Defense (DoD) said in a statement. According to the Australian DoD, the Harpoon struck its target USS Racine (LST-1191), a decommissioned Newport-class Landing Ship, which was placed 55 nautical miles north of the Hawaiian island of Kauai
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The US Navy has awarded support services contract to Boeing for Harpoon anti-ship missile systems. Boeing will provide engineering, training, support equipment, integrated logistics support, and technical support services for the Navy and also to the governments of Brazil, Chile, Israel, South Korea, Japan, Australia, Canada, Turkey, United Kingdom, Malaysia, Taiwan, Singapore, Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Denmark, Germany, India, Netherlands, Portugal and Belgium, the US Department of Defense announced Tuesday
The Avicopter AC352 rotorcraft equipped with WZ16 engine has completed first flight today in Harbin. Developed by Avicopter and Airbus Helicopters jointly, the AC352 is a new seven-ton, twin-engine, multi-purpose rotorcraft
Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a 10-year contract with NATO Helicopter Management Agency (NAHEMA), to support RTM322-powered NH90 operated by the French Army Light Aviation (ALAT) and French Navy. This contract also covers the NH90 operated by Belgian Army and Navy and the Royal Netherlands Armed Forces, the company announced today
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