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Safran attends the Quad-A Mission Solutions Summit


Safran was among the exhibitors at this year’s Mission Solutions Summit organized by the Army Aviation Association of America (commonly known as “Quad-A”) last week in Nashville, Tennessee.

Safran QUAD-A booth

Among the Group’s companies represented at this key Quad-A gathering – the first held in three years because of the COVID-19 pandemic – were Safran Helicopter Engines USA; Safran Electronics & Defense, Avionics USA; and Optics 1.

A major highlight was Safran Helicopter Engine’s showing of the Arriel 1E2 helicopter engine. Assembled in Grand Prairie, Texas, it powers the U.S. Army’s twin-engine UH-72A Lakota helicopter, with over 900 of these powerplants delivered to date. Safran Helicopter Engines reinforced its commitment to the Army with last year’s opening of a second assembly line in Grand Prairie to produce the Arriel 2E for the new UH-72B Lakota helicopter. 

Also on display at Quad-A’s Mission Solutions Summit was Safran Electronics & Defense Avionics’ Helicom V3, which was unveiled earlier this year. Helicom V3 is an advanced, highly secure flight data recording and transmitting unit. Fully automated – from storage and wireless data transmission to alerts – it provides accurate and complete monitoring in real-time.

Visitors to the Safran booth also had the opportunity to learn about optronics technologies, such as the ARTIS 410 Airborne Reconnaissance Targeting Integrated System, produced by New Hampshire-based Optics 1. ARTIS 410 is a next-generation multispectral stabilized sight system which provides ultra-long range observation and precision targeting capabilities with high-definition sensors and advanced functions in a single line replaceable unit (LRU).