Safran Electronics & Defense, the European leader in inertial navigation and artillery pointing systems, has signed a contract in the Middle East to provide its Uliss 30XP topographic positioning systems for an artillery brigade. The contract includes training services for the brigade’s personnel.
The Uliss 30XP is a Positioning and Azimuth Determination System (PADS), based on a high-performance version of Safran Electronics & Defense’s SIGMA 30XP inertial navigation system, already chosen by the French army to modernize the topographic armored vehicles deployed by the 28th Geographic Group in the Intelligence Brigade.
Equipped with a theodolite and a processing unit, the Uliss 30XP is a compact, modular and autonomous system, easily integrated in all armored vehicles.
In the field, the Uliss 30XP precisely identifies the geographic coordinate references needed to operate and point artillery batteries – even without a GPS signal. Easy to use and highly cost-effective, the Uliss 30XP is designed for easy deployment near artillery pieces without their own navigation and pointing systems, to enable highly accurate firing.
In addition, the data gathered during topography missions can be processed to produce high-definition detailed military maps.
This latest selection confirms the key contribution of SIGMA 30 pointing systems to artillery effectiveness. Systems in the Sigma 30 family are already used on Caesar, Archer and PzH 2000 artillery systems, the Mars single-rocket launcher, the 2R2M mortar and mobile air defense radars. It is combat-proven in some of today’s most demanding theaters of operation.
The European leader in navigation systems, Safran understands and applies all inertial technologies (mechanical, laser, fiber-optic, vibrating) and has built up more than 60 years of expertise in civil and military navigation systems operating in all environments.
Safran is a leading international high-technology group with three core businesses: Aerospace (propulsion and equipment), Defense and Security. Operating worldwide, the Group has 70,000 employees and generated sales of 17.4 billion euros in 2015.
Safran Electronics & Defense is a world leader in optronics, avionics, electronics and critical software for both civil and defense applications. The company’s products are deployed worldwide on more than 500 ships, 7,000 armored vehicles and 10,000 aircraft.