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Defense

Safran offers a wide range of defense systems and equipment, deployed by armies, navies and air forces from around the world to protect nations and populations.

HRG (Hemispherical Resonator Gyroscopes)

Navigation and guidance

Safran has developed world-class expertise in the enabling technologies for inertial navigation (mechanical, thermal, laser, fiber-optic, resonant), which means we offer systems adapted to all operating environments.
Protecting nations, populations and high-value sites is an ongoing challenge. The defense systems used have to offer ever-greater precision, especially to prevent collateral damage. That’s why we’re developing new sights and fire control systems. Incorporating the latest technologies, these systems ensure high-precision target tracking and engagement for artillery, armored vehicles and aircraft.

 

40 +
navies around the world have chosen Safran’s navigation solutions
3,000
combat aircraft worldwide are fitted with Safran’s inertial navigation systems
Safran launches a new family of naval inertial navigation systems:Geonyx, Argonyx et Black-Onyx
Safran launches a new family of naval inertial navigation systems:Geonyx, Argonyx et Black-Onyx
Safran launches a new family of naval inertial navigation systems:Geonyx, Argonyx et Black-Onyx
© Adrien Daste / Safran
Integration step - PASEO (Modular advanced stabilized sight)
Integration step - PASEO (Modular advanced stabilized sight)
Integration step - PASEO (Modular advanced stabilized sight)
© Cyril Abad / CAPA Pictures / Safran Paseo: Modular advanced stabilized sight
Onyx Module - Euronaval 2018
Onyx Module - Euronaval 2018
Onyx Module - Euronaval 2018
© Adrien Daste / Safran
Navigation systems Sigma 40 and BlueNaute (Safran Electronics & Defense)
Navigation systems Sigma 40 and BlueNaute (Safran Electronics & Defense)
Navigation systems Sigma 40 and BlueNaute (Safran Electronics & Defense)
© Adrien Daste / Safran
Detail of a Safran Electronics & Defense product
Detail of a Safran Electronics & Defense product
Detail of a Safran Electronics & Defense product
© Adrien Daste / Safran
Sigma 30 INS
Sigma 30 INS
Sigma 30 INS
© Adrien Daste / Safran At Eurosatory 2016, the international defense and…
HRG Crystal - Euronaval 2018
HRG Crystal - Euronaval 2018
HRG Crystal - Euronaval 2018
© Adrien Daste / Safran
Pôle intégration - Guidage
Pôle intégration - Guidage
© Cyril Abad / CAPA Pictures / Safran
Detail of a Safran Electronics & Defense product
Detail of a Safran Electronics & Defense product
Detail of a Safran Electronics & Defense product
© Adrien Daste / Safran
JIM COMPACT STERNA

Optronics

Optronics, also known as electro-optical (EO) equipment, is used for image detection, processing and stabilization. Safran is a world leader in this high-tech field, offering a complete range of optronic systems and equipment for defense applications (submarines and surface vessels, combat vehicles, aircraft, etc.). We’re a recognized specialist in protection systems for surface vessels, including aircraft carriers, frigates, corvettes and patrol boats, with complete packages or modular solutions to handle passive monitoring, surveillance, observation, early warning and other critical functions. In addition we’re a well-known supplier of multifunction portable optronic devices, such as the JIM family of infrared binoculars.

40
countries deploy or have ordered Safran’s JIM multifunction binoculars
No. 3
worldwide in inertial navigation systems
Ballistic missile submarines (SSBN)
Ballistic missile submarines (SSBN)
Ballistic missile submarines (SSBN)
© Ewan Lebourdais The French defense procurement agency DGA has…
JIM COMPACT (lightweight, multifunctional and long range binocular with advanced connectivity)
JIM COMPACT (lightweight, multifunctional and long range binocular with advanced connectivity)
JIM COMPACT (lightweight, multifunctional and long range binocular with advanced connectivity)
© Adrien Daste / Safran
System / Shipping
System / Shipping
System / Shipping
© Cyril Abad / CAPA Pictures / Safran
 JIM LR:Long-range multifunction cooled infrared binoculars
 JIM LR:Long-range multifunction cooled infrared binoculars
JIM LR:Long-range multifunction cooled infrared binoculars
© Adrien Daste / Safran
Gluing station and integration of lenses JIM LR
Gluing station and integration of lenses JIM LR
Gluing station and integration of lenses JIM LR
© Cyril Abad / CAPA Pictures / Safran
Series 30 optronics masts and Séries 10 CSR compact submarine radar (Safran Electronics & Defense)
Series 30 optronics masts and Séries 10 CSR compact submarine radar (Safran Electronics & Defense)
Series 30 optronics masts and Séries 10 CSR compact submarine radar (Safran Electronics & Defense)
© Adrien Daste / Safran
JIM COMPACT (lightweight, multifunctional and long range binocular with advanced connectivity)
& STERNA (Infantry Target Acquisition System) on Tripod

Infantryman with Osteophonic band & GETAC tablet (SICS disembarked)
JIM COMPACT (lightweight, multifunctional and long range binocular with advanced connectivity)
& STERNA (Infantry Target Acquisition System) on Tripod

Infantryman with Osteophonic band & GETAC tablet (SICS disembarked)
JIM COMPACT (lightweight, multifunctional and long range binocular with advanced connectivity) & STERNA (Infantry Target Acquisition System) on Tripod Infantryman with Osteophonic band & GETAC tablet (SICS disembarked)
© Adrien Daste / Safran
Soldier with JIM LR:Long-range multifunction cooled infrared binoculars
Soldier with Osteophonic band & GETAC tablet (SICS disembarked)
Soldier with JIM LR:Long-range multifunction cooled infrared binoculars
Soldier with Osteophonic band & GETAC tablet (SICS disembarked)
Soldier with JIM LR:Long-range multifunction cooled infrared binoculars Soldier with Osteophonic band & GETAC tablet (SICS disembarked)
© Adrien Daste / Safran
Series 30 optronics masts and Séries 10 CSR compact submarine radar (Safran Electronics & Defense)
Series 30 optronics masts and Séries 10 CSR compact submarine radar (Safran Electronics & Defense)
Series 30 optronics masts and Séries 10 CSR compact submarine radar (Safran Electronics & Defense)
© Adrien Daste / Safran
Patroller

Drones and robotics

Safran understands and applies all enabling technologies for drone systems, allowing these systems to handle a wide range of missions: surveillance, intelligence, protection, threat detection, collaborative combat and much more. Drawing on more than 25 years of experience in tactical drone systems, we’re now developing the Patroller™, a tactical, multisensor, long-endurance drone that has already been chosen by the French army. In addition, we’re developing the eRider, an autonomous all-wheel drive hybrid vehicle, configurable for a wide range of missions. The integration of these autonomous vehicles in both military and civil environments, including tight urban spaces, is one of Safran’s top research objectives.

No. 1
supplier of tactical drones in Europe
20 +
hours of endurance for the Patroller drone
eRider: autonomous multi-mission platform
eRider: autonomous multi-mission platform
eRider: autonomous multi-mission platform
© Adrien Daste / Safran
eRider: autonomous multi-mission platform
eRider: autonomous multi-mission platform
eRider: autonomous multi-mission platform
© Adrien Daste / Safran
eRider, Plateforme multi-missions autonome
eRider, Plateforme multi-missions autonome
© Adrien Daste / Safran
Patroller
Patroller
© Safran
Euroflir™ 410 pod
Euroflir™ 410 pod
Euroflir™ 410 pod
© Adrien Daste / Safran
Safran at the Euronaval 2018 exhibition
Safran at the Euronaval 2018 exhibition
Safran at the Euronaval 2018 exhibition
© Adrien Daste / Safran
Patroller
Patroller
Patroller
© Olivier Lapy / Safran Long endurance Patroller UAV designed for a wide…
PHANTOM canopy of the tactical parachute MMS 360

Dismounted warfighters

Safran has built up wide-ranging expertise in integrating warfighters in the modern battlespace. Portable optronics, target acquisition systems for infantry and artillery observers, radio modules, secure tactical terminals, parachutes… Through these advanced solutions, Safran helps maintain infantry soldiers’ integrity and tactical superiority in all theaters of operation. We are also actively involved in a number of research programs, with both governments and industry partners, to develop innovative new technologies. These advances will underpin the warfighter’s individual and collective capabilities, including positioning and navigation, observation and identification, mobility aid, energy sources and connectivity.

20,000 +
FELIN systems delivered to the French army
NeoFelis : new generation of dismounted warrior system
NeoFelis : new generation of dismounted warrior system
NeoFelis : new generation of dismounted warrior system
© Adrien Daste / Safran
JIM COMPACT (lightweight, multifunctional and long range binocular with advanced connectivity)
& STERNA (Infantry Target Acquisition System) on Tripod

Infantryman with Osteophonic band & GETAC tablet (SICS disembarked)
JIM COMPACT (lightweight, multifunctional and long range binocular with advanced connectivity)
& STERNA (Infantry Target Acquisition System) on Tripod

Infantryman with Osteophonic band & GETAC tablet (SICS disembarked)
JIM COMPACT (lightweight, multifunctional and long range binocular with advanced connectivity) & STERNA (Infantry Target Acquisition System) on Tripod Infantryman with Osteophonic band & GETAC tablet (SICS disembarked)
© Adrien Daste / Safran
JIM Compact
JIM Compact
JIM Compact
© Adrien Daste / Safran
Exoskeleton EXOMOVE carried by a warrior system equipped with NeoFelis, the new integrated system for dismounted soldiers
Exoskeleton EXOMOVE carried by a warrior system equipped with NeoFelis, the new integrated system for dismounted soldiers
Exoskeleton EXOMOVE carried by a warrior system equipped with NeoFelis, the new integrated system for dismounted soldiers
© Adrien Daste / Safran
Parachute tactique de Safran Electronics & Defense MMS 360
Parachute tactique de Safran Electronics & Defense MMS 360
© Adrien Daste / Safran
MOSKITO TI
MOSKITO TI
© Tom Weber / MILPICTURES
Exoskeleton
Exoskeleton
Exoskeleton
© Adrien Daste / Safran Exo-skeletons are a biomechanical structure…
Two collaborators work on the Turbojet TR60-30 model 221 that equips the Scalp EG Storm Shadow Missile of MBDA

Missile propulsion

Missile propulsion has been a center of excellence at Safran for more than half a century. Safran. Part of a ballistic missile’s course is determined solely by gravity and drag. But prior to ballistic flight there’s a boost phase, using a propulsion system that sends it on its way towards the target. 
We provide propulsion systems for the European leader in tactical missiles, MBDA Missiles Systems, including the Mistral very-short-range air-to-air missile, the long-range Scalp air-to-ground missile, and its derivative, Storm Shadow.
Safran also teams up with Roxel, a 50/50 joint company with MBDA. Through this partnership, we design, develop and build solid propulsion systems for a wide range of tactical missiles deployed by air forces, navies and armies: Milan (light antitank missile), MICA (air defense missile), AASM (guided air-to-ground missile), MdCN (naval cruise missile).

 

Turbojet TR60-30 model 221 that equips the Scalp EG Storm Shadow Missile of MBDA
Turbojet TR60-30 model 221 that equips the Scalp EG Storm Shadow Missile of MBDA
Turbojet TR60-30 model 221 that equips the Scalp EG Storm Shadow Missile of MBDA
© Philippe Stroppa / Safran
Intégration d'un autodirecteur infrarouge
Intégration d'un autodirecteur infrarouge
© Cyril Abad / CAPA Pictures / Safran
Deux collaborateurs travaillent sur le Turboréacteur TR60-30 modèle 221 qui équipe le missile Scalp EG Storm Shadow de MBDA
Deux collaborateurs travaillent sur le Turboréacteur TR60-30 modèle 221 qui équipe le missile Scalp EG Storm Shadow de MBDA
© Philippe Stroppa / Safran
MICA missil on Rafale
MICA missil on Rafale
MICA missil on Rafale
© Alexandre Paringaux / Safran The MICA missile are equipped by infrared seekers…
Digital and mechanical simulation of a seeker
Digital and mechanical simulation of a seeker
Digital and mechanical simulation of a seeker
© Cyril Abad / CAPA Pictures / Safran
Rafale equipped with AASM
Rafale equipped with AASM
Rafale equipped with AASM
© Alexandre Paringaux / Safran AASM (the French acronym for “modular air-to…
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  • © Philippe Stroppa / Safran
  • © Tom Weber / MILPICTURES
  • © Olivier Lapy / Safran
  • © Safran
  • © Pieter Bastiaans / Safran
  • © Ewan Lebourdais
  • © Adrien Daste / Safran
  • © Cyril Abad / CAPA Pictures / Safran
  • © Daniel Linares / Safran
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