Safran’s Sigma 30 artillery navigation and pointing system wins new export contract

Boulogne-Billancourt, November 18, 2016

Safran Electronics & Defense, the global benchmark for inertial reference systems, has won a new export contract to supply several dozen Sigma 30 systems for mobile counter-battery radars deployed by a foreign army. The Sigma 30 navigation and pointing system addresses the diverse requirements of artillery units, especially in terms of accuracy and speed.

Integrated in mobile radar systems, Sigma 30 helps determine the precise location of enemy batteries, as soon as it detects any firing. Designed to optimize the operational deployment of artillery units and their intelligence systems, Sigma 30 gives combat platforms an autonomous engagement capability, even when there are no GPS signals.

Sigma 30 has also largely proven its ability to resist the harsh environments typical of military environments. Forces in the field favor this system because of its ability to be integrated in latest-generation digital networks for artillery units.

Safran is a long-standing partner to armies worldwide. This latest contract further consolidates its offering of navigation and pointing systems that cover the entire operational spectrum for artillery units. It also confirms the status of Sigma 30 as a global benchmark for all types of artillery: ground survey vehicles, ground and surface-to-air artillery batteries (Caesar, 2R2M, Archer, PzH2000, Mars II, VL MICA, etc.), and their associated radars.

Sigma 30 systems benefit from Safran's world-class R&D centers and the Coriolis facility in Montluçon, where these systems are integrated.

The European leader in navigation systems, Safran has developed expertise in all inertial technologies (mechanical, laser, optical-fiber, vibrating and MEMS). It has built up over 70 years of experience in all types of civil and military navigation systems, for land, sea, air and space. 

Safran is a leading international high-technology group with three core businesses: Aerospace (propulsion and equipment), Defence and Security. Operating worldwide, the Group has 70,000 employees and generated sales of 17.4 billion euros in 2015. Safran is listed on Euronext Paris and is part of the CAC40 index, as well as the Euro Stoxx 50 European index.

Safran Electronics & Defense is a world leader in optronics, avionics, electronics and critical software for both civil and defense applications. The company's products are deployed worldwide on more than 500 ships, 7,000 armored vehicles and 10,000 aircraft.

For more information: www.safran-group.com and www.safran-electronics-defense.com / Follow @Safran and @SafranElecDef on Twitter

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