Sagem at the 2013 Paris Air Show : cutting-edge solutions for civil and military customers

Paris Air Show, Le Bourget, June 14, 2013

This year marks the 50th Paris Air Show, and Sagem (Safran) is showcasing its globally recognized expertise in drone systems, avionics and navigation equipment, optronics systems and guided weapons. Sagem will focus on four main areas in its exhibition space on the Safran stand: safety-critical electronics, flight safety and management services, guidance systems, and aero-surveillance. The following products and services of Sagem will be on display:

Fadec 4. The fourth generation of full authority digital engine controls, Sagem's Fadec 4 unit is being shown for the first time at this year's air show. It has been chosen for the CFM International LEAP (JV between Snecma and GE), which will power the A320neo, Comac C919 and Boeing 737 MAX single-aisle jetliners, and the GE Passport 20 intended for the Global Express 7000 et 8000 business jets. This new engine control unit features a distributed architecture that optimizes its integration in the nacelle. In addition to fuel control, it adds engine vibration detection and health monitoring functions. The Fadec 4 is being developed by Sagem in conjunction with BAE Systems through their Fadec International joint venture, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.

Cassiopée expands services to include Flight Ops Efficiency. Sagem's "constellation" of flight safety and management service, Cassiopée, is being enriched in 2013 to address the evolving needs of airlines and business aircraft and helicopter operators. Sagem is now offering a new Web portal for technical questions, an iPad application for use in cabins and maintenance areas, and the Flight Ops Efficiency service, which entails a solution to reduce operating costs, especially for fuel. Cassiopée will be showcased in a dynamic demonstration on the Safran stand.

AASM Hammer weapon system and missile guidance. Sagem will be showcasing its entire family of AASM Hammer modular air-to-ground weapons, including the latest laser terminal guidance model, the SBU-54 Hammer, deployed by the French air force since May 2013. All three versions of the AASM are on display at the Safran stand: Inertial-GPS, Inertial/GPS/infrared, Inertial/GPS/laser). They are also shown as weapon systems on the Dassault Aviation stand, and at the French Ministry of Defense pavilion for the Rafale multirole fighter. Sagem is the prime contractor for the AASM Hammer weapon system, and is also developing guidance and navigation systems for tomorrow's tactical missiles.

Patroller drone system in multi-sensor configuration. A medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) drone in the 1 ton class, the Patroller was designed for surveillance, intelligence, security and military support missions. It is based on an EASA-certified Stemme S15 aircraft, and offers endurance exceeding 20 hours. Flight tests in 2012 and 2013 assessed its ability to deploy multi-sensor payloads, controlled from a ground control center that is interoperable with NATO standard command systems.

Sagem will be showing the full range of its avionics and optronics systems and equipment on the Safran stand, Hall 2A (n°A232). The Patroller drone and its ground segment are presented in a multi-sensor, multi-mission configuration in the static exhibition area (B59).

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Sagem, a high-tech company of Safran, 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 7,500 people in Europe, Southeast Asia and North America. Sagem is the commercial name of the company Sagem Défense Sécurité.
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