Sagem introduces BlueNaute™, a new-generation shipborne inertial navigation system

Paris, Le Bourget, Euronaval, October 22, 2012

Sagem (Safran group), the European leader in navigation technologies and systems, is introducing its new BlueNaute™ attitude and heading reference system for shipborne applications at Euronaval 2012.

BlueNaute™ is based on a hemispherical resonator gyro (HRG) technology that is patented by Sagem. It is at the heart of a system that is fully suited to commercial shipping needs, and in compliance with the requirements of the International Maritime Organization and the SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) treaty.

OfferingMTBF exceeding 100,000 hours, and extended lifetime, BlueNaute™ signals a major improvement in maintainability and total cost of ownership compared with the previous generation of maritime navigation equipment.

Sagem draws on 60 years of global experience in civil and military navigation systems to expand its product offering with this innovative HRG-based technology, which complements the laser gyro technology used in its Sigma 40 family of navigation systems.

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Sagem, a high-tech company in the Safran group, 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.

For more information :

Sagem (groupe Safran)
Direction de la Communication
Le Ponant de Paris 27, rue Leblanc
75 512 Paris Cedex 15 – France

Presse contact
Tél.: +33 (0)1 58 11 19 49

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