Sagem to Supply Over 200 JIM-LR Infrared Binoculars to a NATO Country

25.03.2016 North America
Sagem to Supply Over 200 JIM-LR Infrared Binoculars to a NATO Country

Sagem to Supply Over 200 JIM-LR Infrared Binoculars to a NATO Country

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Sagem (Safran) has received a new order for more than 200 JIM-LR long-range multifunction infrared binoculars from the army in a NATO country. The order will also include remote-control terminals, and will be added to the JIM-LR units already deployed by the country.

This latest success follows JIM-LR orders recorded by Sagem at the end of 2015, for both export markets and in France as part of the JIR-TTA-NG (*) program, consolidating Sagem’s leadership in the portable optronics market segment.

Sagem’s JIM-LR is a high-performance tactical optronic (electro-optical) device, designed for surveillance, intelligence, zone protection and target designation missions. The highly integrated JIM-LR groups a number of functions in a single unit: day/night (thermal) vision, rangefinding, laser pointer, magnetic compass, image and video recording, GPS and data transmission.

An integral part of the digital battlefield, JIM-LR plays a decisive role in military operations as part of the real-time tactical information chain. It has proven to be a crucial soldier protection factor in asymmetrical combat situations.

Sagem has made several innovative improvements to the JIM-LR, enhancing its performance in terms of detection, target designation, system integration and image processing. Because of its open architecture, JIM-LR can be associated with a laser designator or Sterna, a geographic North seeker developed and built by Sagem. It can also be remotely operated via military or civil networks. And as part of a fixed or vehicle-mounted station, it acts as the optronic sensor on Sagem’s MOST optronic land surveillance mast.

JIM-LR has become the operational standard in this sector, being deployed by over 40 countries for intelligence, infantry, artillery, special mission and force, border and coastal protection missions. Over 9,000 JIM-LR binoculars are now in service or under order worldwide, including more than 2,000 for French forces.

The JIM-LR is produced in France by Sagem’s plant in Poitiers.

Sagem, a Safran high-tech company, holds world leadership positions in optronics, avionics, electronics and critical software for both civil and military markets.

Sagem is the N°1 company in Europe and N°3 worldwide for inertial navigation systems (INS) used in air, land and naval applications. It is also the world leader in helicopter flight controls and the European leader in optronics and tactical UAV systems.

Operating across the globe through the Safran international network, Sagem and its subsidiaries employ 7,600 people in Europe, Asia-Pacific, North America and South America.

(*) JIR-TTA-NG – Jumelle Infrarouge – Toute Arme de Nouvelle Génération (infrared binoculars new generation – all armed services) is a contract won in 2011 by Sagem, following a competitive request for proposals issued by French defense procurement agency DGA, providing for the deployment of JIM-LR in all French army combat units.



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