Safran Electronics & Defense logs orders for 3,000 HRG-based inertial navigation systems in 2016, a new record

Boulogne-Billancourt, May 2, 2017 

Safran Electronics & Defense, the European leader in inertial navigation, recorded more than 3,000 orders for navigation systems based on hemispherical resonator gyros (HRG) in 2016, a new record. By successfully maturing this advanced technology, Safran has clearly confirmed its status as an innovative enterprise, capable of meeting the fast-evolving requirements of both civil and military markets.

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eRider, Safran invents the land-based drone

During the fair Eurosatory 2016, which took place from 13 to 17 June, Safran presented its eRider tactical robot for ground-based forces for the first time. "Our customer and visitors reacted very enthusiastically to our eRider robot, even more so than we expected," says Thierry Dupoux, the Research and Technology (R&T) Director for the Optronics & Defense division of Safran Electronics & Defense. "eRider is the result of three years of research into the subject of mobility in the future," he explains.

Safran mobilizing for the Rafale

How is the Group preparing for this ramp-up in production?

Our production program has already been adapted to recent Rafale contracts won by Dassault Aviation in 2015 (24 aircraft for Egypt, 24 for Qatar). The aircraft manufacturer, to whom we provide engines and various equipment (see infographic) is contracted to ensure the construction of three Rafale per month by 2020.


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Safran’s contribution to the Rafale fighter

Safran's companies supply a number of key systems and equipment for the Rafale, the "omnirole" fighter designed and built by Dassault Aviation, making a major contribution to its performance, efficiency and reliability. 

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Safran is a leading international high-technology group with three core businesses: Aerospace (propulsion and equipment), Defence and Security. Operating worldwide, the Group has 69,000 employees and generated sales of 15.4 billion euros in 2014. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. The Group invests heavily in Research & Development to meet the requirements of changing markets, including expenditures of 2 billion euros in 2014. Safran is listed on Euronext Paris and is part of the CAC40 index.


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