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Sagem Défense Sécurité awarded contract for preparation study on future military telecommunications network

Paris – February 21, 2007 -- Sagem Défense Sécurité (SAFRAN Group) has just signed a contract with France’s defense procurement agency (DGA, Délégation Générale pour l’Armement) to prepare the future armed forces network, SOCRATE NG*.

As the prime contractor, Sagem Défense Sécurité will operate within a consortium comprised of Sagem Communication (SAFRAN Group), SECOSYS, C2 Innovativ’ Systems and Morgan Conseil. Following the study (within a year), the consortium will submit a technical and financial proposal for the design of SOCRATE NG to the DGA, with deployment scheduled for circa 2010. The solution will aim to provide high-speed end-to-end service, while taking into account security and availability constraints. It will also offer the best service in terms of the human, technical and financial aspects.

Capable of operating in all conditions (i.e. peacetime, wartime and during crises), SOCRATE NG will contain an interservice transit network and service networks for the three armed forces. This study also seeks to analyze the role of the DIRISI (Department of Infrastructure Networks and Information Systems) - the Ministry of Defense's new joint service - in running SOCRATE NG.

* Système Opérationnel Constitué à partir des Réseaux des Armées pour les Télécommunications de Nouvelle Génération, SOCRATE NG stands for Operational System Built on Armed Forces Networks for Telecommunications, New Generation

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Sagem Défense Sécurité is a high-technology company in the SAFRAN Group. As a leading European defense and security electronics company in Europe, its business covers three main fields: navigation and aeronautics systems, where it is the world leader in helicopter flight control; optronics and air-land systems, where it is the European leader in surveillance and fire-control optronics; and the field of security, where it is the world leader in fingerprint-based biometrics.
Its equipment and integrated systems are used worldwide, helping to ensure air transport safety, secure data transmission, personal security and governmental defense capabilities at the highest level. Through the SAFRAN Group, Sagem Défense Sécurité is present on all continents.
For further information: www.sagem-ds.com

Sagem Communication (SAFRAN Group) is one of the leading global players in mobile telephony and broadband communications manufacturing. The company owes its strong global position to its continual technical innovation. The following Sagem products are considered to be particularly outstanding: mobile phones, printers, landline telephones, digital television set-top boxes, network solutions and electronic meters.
For further information: www.sagem.com

SECOSYS is a counsel company.

C2 Innovativ'Systems, counsel and integration company of Morgan Conseil, has developed a high level of knowledge and competence in civil & military telecommunications, with missions for the key operators & manufacturers on strategic projects for the French army.


Contact:
Sagem Défense Sécurité
Philippe Wodka-Gallien
Press manager
Tel.: +33 (0)1 58 11 19 49
email : philippe.wodka-gallien@sagem.com



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