OIS Advanced Technology (OIS-AT) and Sagem (Safran) of France have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to create a Joint Venture for the manufacturing of Sagem's AASM Hammer Bomb Guidance and Glide Kit in India. With this Sagem has declared OIS-AT as the Indian Manufacturer for this weapon system.
Considered to be the most advanced, precision Bomb Guidance and Range Extension kit, the AASM Hammer originally designed and manufactured by Sagem for the requirements of the French Air-Force and Navy on-board the Rafale aircraft, is intended to cater to requirements of the Indian Air Force's high precision munition requirements. The AASM Hammer has been extensively proven in combat, and the version that will be manufactured in India will be customized to specifically meet Indian Air Force requirements.
“We are pleased that Sagem is collaborating with us with their combat proven, world leading, high precision munitions guidance and range extension kit. With its impressive list of advanced features, Sagem's AASM Hammer is the foundation for our joint venture to specifically cater to the requirements of the Indian Air Force under the government's Make In India program. This collaboration further endorses our corporate strategy of becoming the Industrial Partner of Choice for leading global companies”, said Sanjay Bhandari, Chairman and Managing Director of OIS Advanced Technology.
“We are pleased to collaborate with OIS-AT with our combat proven, high precision, AASM Hammer Guidance and Range Extension kit for aerial munitions for the Indian Air Force. With OIS-AT we have a partner with a core focus and appreciation of advanced technologies and innovation to advance our joint interests for the Indian Air Forc”", said Martin Sion, CEO of Sagem.
With modern combat moving to high precision weaponry, it has become necessary for traditional blast fragmentation munitions, and the more modern penetration munitions, to be guided with high precision to their targets from standoff ranges. The AASM Hammer from Sagem is an extremely high precision Guidance and Range Extension kit which is attached to aerial launched munitions to meet the high precision targeting needs of modern warfare.
OIS-AT is a broad based technology company involved in manufacturing, research and development, marketing and maintenance of advanced technology products and services for the AeroSpace, Defense and Homeland Security sectors. It is India's largest private sector radar house with a portfolio of advanced ground based and airborne radar systems. As a systems integrator, it focuses on licensed advanced technologies for weapon systems; and is also a leading systems integrator of homeland security solutions. It has industrial licenses for the manufacture of military radars, weapon systems and UAVs.
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.