Sagem wins French army order for JIM LR multifunction infrared binoculars

Paris, January 23, 2009

French defense procurement agency DGA has awarded Sagem (SAFRAN Group) an initial order for 155 JIM LR (long-range) multifunction infrared binoculars. This order is part of the 2006 framework contract won by Sagem, covering more than 850 JIM LR binoculars for the French armed forces.

The contract also includes 81 MEPS 08P portable tactical monitors for remote control of the JIM LR binoculars, which helps protect the user, plus vehicle adaptation kits, design of support resources, and training of maintenance technicians. Everything will be delivered to the French army in 2009.

Performing and innovative, Sagem's JIM LR binoculars combine a number of functions in a single portable, tactical unit: day-night vision, range-finding, laser pointer, direction-finding, GPS and data transmission. Its high performance give army units outstanding capabilities, including day/night threat detection, precision high-speed target designation, and intelligence feedback for theater command and combat units. JIM LR binoculars are compatible with the FELIN* soldier modernization system, and contribute to battlespace digitization.

These binoculars call on the joint expertise of Sagem and its Swiss subsidiary Vectronix. They have also been ordered by several NATO countries.

* FELIN: Fantassin à Equipements et Liaisons Intégrés, French Army's integrated dismounted soldier system.

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Sagem is a high-tech company in the SAFRAN Group. It is a world or European leader in solutions and services in optronics, avionics, electronics and critical software for the civilian and military markets. Sagem is the European No. 1 and worldwide No.3 in INSs for aeronautic, naval and land applications. It is also the worldwide No.1 in helicopter flight controls and the European No.1 in optronic and tactical UAV systems. Present across the globe via the SAFRAN Group's international network, Sagem and its subsidiaries employ 6000 people in Europe, South East Asia and North America.

Press Contact | Philippe Wodka-Gallien | Tel.: +33 (0)1 58 11 19 49 | philippe.wodka-gallien@sagem.com