Safran to Equip 10 French Special Forces’ NH90 Helicopters with New Observation System

22.10.2020 North America
Safran to Equip 10 French Special Forces’ NH90 Helicopters with New Observation System

Safran to Equip 10 French Special Forces’ NH90 Helicopters with New Observation System

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Safran Electronics & Defense has won a contract from Airbus Helicopters to supply new-generation Euroflir™410 observation systems for ten NH90-TTH Caiman helicopters deployed by French Special Forces. These new Standard 2 helicopters will allow French forces to handle the full range of utility missions.

The new-generation Euroflir™410 is capable of detecting and identifying threats at a distance of several kilometers, thus boosting the operational capabilities of French Special Forces and enabling them to carry out even the most demanding missions day or night, and in the worst weather conditions.

Designed and produced in France by Safran, the EuroflirTM 410 is a compact and modular optronic (electro-optical) system that offers unrivaled observation capability under any conditions of visibility, in large part due to its very-long-range multispectral telescope and high-performance line-of-sight stabilization. Furthermore, because it can be easily integrated with mission systems and used in conjunction with wide-field-of-view Eurofl’eye™ optronics, pilots can take full advantage of all its functions to reduce their workload in the cockpit.

This latest contract win confirms Safran’s European leadership in the highly demanding market segment for onboard optronics. Ten NH90 TTH Standard 2 helicopters will be delivered to the 4th Special Forces Helicopter Regiment starting in 2025, and will gradually replace the French army’s Puma helicopters.

Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world, where air transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible. Safran has a global presence, with 84,000 employees and holds, alone or in partnership, world or European leadership positions in its core markets.

Safran Electronics & Defense is a world leader in optronics, avionics, electronics and critical software for civil and defense applications. The company’s products are deployed worldwide on more than 1,000 ships, 25,000 armored vehicles and 10,000 aircraft.

 
 



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