Sagem Sécurité deploys solar-powered radars in the United Arab Emirates

Paris, March 12, 2009

Sagem Sécurité (SAFRAN Group) has just delivered radars powered by solar energy to Abu Dhabi Police. This latest generation of Mesta family radars is deployed on the motorway between Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia.

Powered by solar panels, these automated speed control systems use Doppler technology, and operate day and night, totally independently. Easily used in any type of road infrastructure, they also save electricity costs. These radars will enhance safety by reducing the number of accidents, while strengthening the United Arab Emirates' commitment to environmental protection.

"Thanks to our tailored, innovative and durable safety solutions, Sagem Sécurité is building a long-term partnership with Abu Dhabi Police," said Jean-Paul Jainsky, Chairman and CEO of Sagem Sécurité. "We have once again shown our ability to adapt to a broad range of operating environments. At the same time, the choice of this type of system by the United Arab Emirates confirms their solid local commitment to ‘green' energies."

Sagem Sécurité is one of the first companies in the world to deploy a radar system using renewable energy. It also consolidates the company's leadership in advanced Research & Development, and its commitment to improve road safety.



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Sagem Sécurité is a high-technology company in the SAFRAN Group. One of the world's leading suppliers of identity systems, Sagem Sécurité focuses on applications including personal rights and flow management, in particular based on biometrics, a sector in which it is the world leader, secure terminals and smart cards. Its integrated systems and equipment are deployed worldwide and contribute to the safety and security of transportation, data, people and states. Sagem Sécurité is present on all continents.

Sagem Sécurité | Press Contacts | Nathalie Jullien | Tel : +33 1 58 11 89 62 | nathalie.jullien@sagem.com | Caroline Coudert | Tel : + 33 1 58 11 19 47 | caroline.coudert@sagem.com