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NSPA and Safran set up a maintenance facility for portable optronic binocular JIM-Compact


Eurosatory, Villepinte, June 15, 2022

NSPA (NATO Support and Procurement Agency), in cooperation with Safran Electronics & Defense, has received the approval from NVO (Night Vision and Optoelectronics) Support Partnership nations to start the transfer of knowledge, tools and equipment to set up a maintenance facility for JIM COMPACT multifunctional binocular at the NSPA Headquarters in Capellen, Luxembourg.

This set-up will equip the NSPA Electro-Optics Laboratory with a dedicated Test Bench to perform assembly / disassembly, adjustment operations and software updates on the JIM Compact equipment supplied by Safran Electronics & Defense. Once the bench is delivered in 2023, NSPA will achieve Level 3 Maintenance tasks on the JIM Compact.

This set-up will provide fast turn-around maintenance to nations as well as long-term life cycle savings by sharing investments in equipment, stocks and dedicated resources.

The NVO Support Partnership currently comprises Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Denmark, Greece, The Netherlands and Norway. The scope of support includes a wide variety of products: stand-alone, integrated or networked thermal imaging, image intensifying, optical and laser systems used for observation, surveillance, target acquisition, aim, location or target designation including aiming platform or control system, as well as related accessories and support equipment.

Signature NSPA Efstathios Antoniou / Safran Electronics & Defense Frédéric Mazzanti
Signature Teams NSPA and Safran Electronics & Defense JIM COMPACT

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NSPA brings together, in a single organization, acquisition, logistics, medical and infrastructure capabilities including the related procurement function to answer a vast variety of customer requirements in all domain: air, ground, maritime, cyber and space. These range from the multinational acquisition of complex platforms, such as aircraft, helicopters and unmanned systems, to the provision of supplies such as fuel, spare parts and ammunition, or services such as maintenance of radars for air defence, or deployable infrastructure, transportation, medical and catering services. Over 60,000 companies are registered in the NSPA source file. www.nspa.nato.int


Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world, where air transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible. Safran has a global presence, with 76,800 employees and sales of 15.3 billion euros in 2021, and holds, alone or in partnership, world or regional leadership positions in its core markets. Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange and is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices.

Safran Electronics & Defense is a world leader in the supply of solutions and services in optronics, avionics, electronics and critical software for both civil and military markets. The company equips more than 1,000 ships, 25,000 land vehicles and 10,000 aircraft worldwide.

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