Sagem (Safran) at Eurosatory 2014

16.06.2014 Europe
Sagem (Safran) at Eurosatory 2014

Sagem (Safran) at Eurosatory 2014

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At the Eurosatory  2014  international  defense  show  near  Paris,  Sagem  (Safran) is showcasing  a  range  of  systems  and  equipment  designed  to  meet  the  most  demanding  needs of today's armed forces: intelligence, long-range precision strikes, surveillance, border  protection, high-intensity combat and guerrilla warfare.

Sagem’s offering is organized in five centers of expertise: dismounted combat, mounted combat, navigation, air-land combat and support. The Sagem products on display at Eurosatory 2014 include: 

PatrollerTM long-endurance tactical drone: The Patroller drone features a new-generation very-high-resolution imaging system. The new payload will be developed by Optrolead, the Sagem/Thales joint venture. The first versions of this new payload, derived from the Sagem Euroflir 410 gyrostabilized pod, were  tested in April and June 2014. 

Patroller  is  a  multi-sensor  drone,  capable  of  integrating  a  communications  intelligence (Comint)  package. Developed and produced in France by Sagem, the  Patroller mission system handles intelligence missions up to 20 hours. It is based on a EASA certified Ecarys (Stemme) airframe, with payload capacity of 250 kg. Its ground station is interoperable with military (including NATO) and civil  networks.

SATIS thermal  imagers: Sagem is  expanding  its  range  of  vehicle-mounted  thermal imagers, based on the SATIS family. By combining  high-res  sensors  with  advanced  image processing,  these  systems  offer  very  long-range capability  in  all  environments. SATIS is available  in  both  cooled  and  uncooled  versions,  and  the  former  features  an  optical  zoom function. 

PASEO, a new generation of combat vehicle sights: The PASEO sight offers the versatility needed to meet the needs of both infantry combat vehicles and battle tanks, as either a gunner's sight or for real-time battlefield surveillance. It offers unrivaled performance in the detection, identification and designation of air-land threats, based on the integration of very-high-resolution digital optronic sensors. 

Soldier modernization systems: Sagem produces the FELIN (Fantassin à Équipements et Liaisons Intégrés) integrated equipment suite for the French Army, which has already taken delivery of these systems for 15 regiments. Based on this experience, Sagem is developing a new, more integrated and flexible solution for infantry soldiers. This compact and modular solution calls on scalable communications and command technologies. Its C4I component features a latest-generation radio and intuitive C2.  Its open architecture facilitates the integration  of other equipment, such as binoculars, scopes, C2 applications, etc. 

JIM LR II multifunction infrared binoculars: Sagem is extending its range of applications based on the JIM  LR  II infrared  binoculars,  by  using  optronic  sensors  and  their  networking ability.  New  applications  include  an  optronic  surveillance  mast (MOST),  forward  observer station,  laser  target  designation,  etc. The combat-proven JIM LR integrates a number of functions in a single compact tactical package: thermal imager, GPS, rangefinder and North seeker. Providing target identification and location to a range of several kilometers, JIM LR II also includes a day/night image fusion function, panoramic display and  automatic threat detection. 

AASM Hammer  SBU-54 Laser  missile: This  version  of  the AASM (Armement  Air-Sol Modulaire) modular air-to-ground weapon features a laser seeker in addition to the standard inertial/GPS  guidance.  Offering  a  range  exceeding 60  km, the AASM  Hammer is  an  agile weapon  that  can  be  fired  highly  off-axis,  day  or  night,  in  any  weather,  including  at  low altitude. The AASM SBU-54 Laser can  be  fired  against  moving  land  or  naval  targets  and offers precision to within a meter. The AASM is also available in an inertial/GPS and infrared version. The AASM SBU-54 Laser was qualified in 2013 by the French Ministry of Defense. Hammer missiles were deployed on Rafale fighters in Afghanistan, Libya and Mali.

At  Eurosatory,  Sagem  is  teaming  up  with  AA/ROK  (Arinc  group) to  show  the AASM as offered  on  a C-130  Hercules in  a  ground  support  configuration,  mounted  on  the  Rafaut outboard pylon. 

SIGMA 20 and Epsilon10 land navigation systems. Sagem continues to expand its family of inertial systems, launching the SIGMA 20 and Epsilon10 at Eurosatory 2014. Compact, robust  and  cost-competitive,  these  new  navigation  and  pointing  systems  call  on  a breakthrough technology, vibrating gyros, patented by Sagem. These navigation devices are designed  to  meet  the  needs  of  surface-to-air  weapon  systems,  mobile  radar  stations, vehicles and battle tanks. The SIGMA 20 is used on MBDA's MPCV air defense system. 

Technological Innovations: Safran and  Valeo signed  a  partnership  agreement  in  July 2013 to  work  on  various  basic technologies, including optronic sensors, navigation, data fusion, image processing, mission planning,  mapping  and  3D  displays. These shared areas  of  expertise  will  enable  the  two partners  to  offer  innovative  and  competitive  solutions  meeting  evolving  requirements  in  the defense,  security  and  automotive  sectors.

Sagem is a contributor to a number of major defense programs on display at Eurosatory: the firing-post and  seeker for  the  future  medium  range  missile, MMP,  built  by MBDA as  prime contractor,  the  Epsilon10 navigator  for  the Renault  Trucks  Defense  vectronics  suite,  optronics of VBCI armored  vehicles  from Nexter  Systems,  navigation  and  pointing  systems for  artillery  (CAESAR,  PzH  2000,  Archer) and,  for Airbus  Helicopter, the Strix and Osiris sights  for  the  Tiger  combat  helicopter,  and Euroflir gyrostabilized  optronic  systems  for  the Panther, Cougar, Caracal and NH-90 helicopters.


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