Sagem wins French government contract for Version 5 of the SLPRM mission planning system for French combat aircraft

Paris, January 19, 2010

In late December 2009, French defense procurement agency DGA announced the contract award to Sagem (Safran group) for the development and supply of SLPRM V5, including three years of system maintenance services.

The SLPRM (Système Local de Préparation et de Restitution de Missions) mission planning and debriefing system, developed for the Rafale omnirole fighter, is a key to efficient mission planning and debriefing.

It is used on different combat aircraft deployed by the French air force and navy, and supports all stores configurations. SLPRM integrates the latest Rafale F3 standard, as well as the latest guided air-to-ground weapons, including the ASMP-A nuclear cruise missile, Scalp conventional cruise missile and AASM modular air-to-ground weapon, developed and produced by Sagem, along with the Reco-NG optronics reconnaissance pod.

SLPRM V5 will feature new software, especially for the mapping function, plus an optimized, scalable architecture. It can run on a laptop computer, for simplified maintenance.

The SLPRM V5 contract was awarded within the scope of France's economic stimulus plan, enabling this upgraded version to be delivered ahead of schedule to the French air force and navy.

Sagem is also prime contractor for the mission planning system used by army helicopter crews, MPME (Moyens de Préparation de Missions pour Equipages d'hélicoptères or helicopter crew mission planning module). Both systems, SLPRM and MPME, are currently deployed by French forces in combat operations in Afghanistan.

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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.
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