Sagem wins contract to supply second-generation fire control computers for French artillery

Paris, May 16, 2011

Following a competitive call for tenders, the new-generation ballistic computer offered by Sagem (Safran group) was chosen by French defense procurement agency DGA to outfit all control stations in the French army's Atlas* artillery system. The outstanding technical quality of this product was the decisive factor in winning the contract for this program, designated CADET 2G.

Sagem's computer will determine fire control solutions for 155mm artillery pieces and mortars, as primary or backup control for the Atlas system, as well as during force projection missions. More than 100 of these computers will be delivered.

CADET 2G will provide the following services: deployment of artillery pieces as a battery; management of technical and tactical firing data; determination of firing solutions; ballistic calculations (NATO methods or firing tables); fire control and adjustment.

The CADET 2G solution intended for French artillery was directly derived form the Storm FCC (Fire Control Computer), a new Sagem product developed to meet artillery and mortar firing requirements in international markets.

Designed according to NATO standards, the Storm family is available in three different versions:

  • Storm FCC stand-alone computers for control stations.
  • Storm FCS (Fire Control System) for gun fire control, as original equipment or retrofit.
  • Storm FMS (Fire Management System) for tactical systems.

Some 20 different countries have already chosen Sagem systems for their artillery units. These systems offer state-of-the-art capabilities, including target designation, optronic sensors, laser-gyro based navigation and pointing systems (Sigma 30), fire control and tactical information systems.

(1) Atlas (Automatisation des Tirs et Liaisons de l'Artillerie Sol-sol): automated artillery fire control and communications.

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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 7 000 people in Europe, Southeast Asia and North America. Sagem is the commercial name of the company Sagem Défense Sécurité.
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