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Sagem and Capgemini win the SITEL BMS contract for battlefield digitisation

Paris, May 13th, 2004 -- Sagem, at the head a team formed with Capgemini France, has been awarded the SITEL BMS contract by the French procurement agency, DGA (Délégation Générale pour l’Armement). This contract covers the development, production and deployment of battlefield management systems (SITEL) for French Army units at sub-regimental levels.

This programme is a major element of the battlefield digitisation plan led by the French DGA. It will widely establish the use of tactical information systems at elementary unit levels (sections, platoons, etc.), which is considered a key factor for superiority in AirLand combat.
Under the SITEL programme, about 4500 vehicles of various types will be fitted with a PC-based terminal to meet the operational command and control requirements of infantry armoured and engineering units, cavalry units and their associated logistic support units.

Each terminal will display the tactical situation, updated in a short time, on a digital map background. It will communicate and share information through radio links with the regimental command and control system and will provide to the platoon leader and subordinates all suitable data allowing fast and appropriate decision-making.

Sagem brings its experience of military applications and will be in charge of the major part of the SITEL BMS development and series production. Capgemini brings its experience of the civil domain which, in particular, will be used to support the system’s fielding and appraisal by the users.

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About Sagem
Groupe Sagem is an internationally based high-technology group. The second largest French group in the field of telecommunications, the third European Company in electronics for defense and security and the world leader in fingerprint-based biometrics, major actor in avionics and information systems for aircraft, Sagem maintains a presence in more than 20 countries.

About Capgemini
Capgemini, one of the world's foremost providers of Consulting, Technology and Outsourcing services, has a unique way of working with its clients, which it calls the Collaborative Business Experience. Through commitment to mutual success and the achievement of tangible value, the company helps businesses implement growth strategies, leverage technology, and thrive through the power of collaboration. Capgemini employs approximately 48,000 people worldwide (55,000 including Transiciel) and reported 2003 global revenues of 5.754 billion euros. More information about individual service lines, offices and research is available at www.capgemini.com.


www.sagem-ds.com
Sagem
Hervé PHILIPPE
Executive VP, Chief Financial Officer
tél : +33 1 40 70 62 57
Fax : +33 1 53 23 20 47
email : herve.philippe@sagem.com

Capgemini
Caroline PEYRAT
Group Press Contact
Tel. +33 1 47 54 50 76
email: caroline.peyrat@capgemini.com



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