Sagem and Ukrainian state-owned company CharZ team up on drones

Paris, November 2, 2010

Sagem (Safran group) and the Chuguev Aircraft Repair Plant (CharZ), a Ukrainian state-owned company, have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) concerning tactical drone systems.

According to the MoA signed by Oleg V. Solovyov, head of CharZ, and Jean-Lin Fournereaux, Chairman and CEO of Sagem, the two companies will establish an exclusive teaming arrangement on tactical drones in Ukraine.

This joint venture will offer the Ukrainian ministry of defense, as well as other ministries, and public and private companies, drone systems meeting their specific defense or homeland security needs.

It will cover joint production and logistics support for these drone systems.

The application of the agreement is subject to authorization by the French and Ukrainian governments.

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Sagem, a high-tech company in the Safran group, holds world or European leadership positions in optronics, avionics, electronics and safety-critical software for both civil and military markets. Sagem is the No. 1 company in Europe and No. 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 group, Sagem and its subsidiaries employ 6,900 people in Europe, Southeast Asia and North America. Sagem is the commercial name of the company Sagem Défense Sécurité.
For more information: www.sagem-ds.com

CharZ is a Ukrainian state owned company operating in a broad range of sectors, including aerospace, defense and security. It has been designated by the Ministry of Defense as responsible for the production and support of drone systems for the national armed forces. In addition, it coordinates contacts between foreign companies and Ukrainian state-owned enterprises.

For more information see www.mil.gov.ua

Sagem (groupe Safran)
Philippe Wodka-Gallien
Relations presse
Tél.: +33 (0)1 58 11 19 49
E-Mail : philippe.wodka-gallien@sagem.com