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Safran Electronics & Defense Observe, Decide, Guide Intelligence Onboard

Our high-tech solutions in optronics, avionics, electronics and critical software for both civil and military markets spans land, naval, aeronautical and space applications. Every day, our know-how allows operational to observe, decide and guide, all over the world

Our expertise


Our cameras help you see what’s invisible, our inertial sensors perceive movement, our satellite antennas and acquisition units capture data, our datalinks receive and transmit data and images, and our optics for space and astronomy gather and transmit light.


Analyze the environment using our algorithms and human-machine interfaces, interpret data and help make decisions, plan missions and much more. All of this lightens the workload and makes sure you accomplish your mission.


Use our actuators to change attitude, use our telemetry tools and inertial navigation systems to establish, follow or change a trajectory, drive movement with our plasma thrusters,use our seekers and sighting systems to hit an objective.

Innovation and operational excellence

Technological innovation and customer commitments are at the core of Safran Electronics & Defense’s DNA. We strive to ensure your cost-effective technological superiority.

Agility and industrial experience

We adapt to meet all your needs, by drawing on our robust processes to increase agility, and combining the innovative technologies of startups with the production capacity of a major.

Collective efficiency and digital

Our excellence depends on our talent and our collaborative working tools, so we count on digital technology. Factory 4.0, information systems: our transformation drives your success!

Reliability and security

Safety, cyber-security, certification, compliance with standards & procedures: guidelines for our staff, demanding standards for our products, higher performance for our customers!

No. 1
company in Europe for tactical UAV systems
No. 1
worldwide for high performance space and astronomical optics
No. 1
company in Europe for inertial navigation systems

Our worldwide presence

Is present in 35 sites across 12 countries



Certifications and approvals

Our rating on gender equality

0 94 / 100

  • 1.

    Gender pay gap


  • 2.

    Allocation of individual increases


  • 3.

    Difference in the distribution of promotions


  • 4.

    Number of employees increased upon return from maternity leave


  • 5.

    Parity among top 10 earners


According to the French law of September 5, 2018, and its application decree of January 8, 2019, on "Freedom to choose your professional future" (Liberté de choisir son avenir professionnel), companies have to measure five gender equality indicators and publish their overall score. The primary aim of this law is to eliminate compensation discrepancies between men and women.


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