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French Navy orders Sagem Défense Sécurité's OLOSP optronic systems for its Panther helicopters

Paris, Le Bourget,
47th International Paris Air Show, June, 19, 2007 -- Sagem Défense Sécurité (SAFRAN Group) has just signed a contract with Eurocopter for the supply of OLOSP optronic systems to equip the French Navy’s AS 565 Panther helicopters.

As part of this program, the OLOSP systems will have an infrared sensor, a television channel and a laser telemeter. This version is identical to the one that equips the NH90 naval versions (NFH). The program will provide the French Navy with a logistics chain that is the same as the one used for the Panther and NH90 NFH helicopters.

The gyrostabilized OLOSP system, which integrates high-performance optronic sensors, will provide these platforms with the capability of observing and identifying targets from afar both during the day and at night. OLOSP’s flexible design means it can carry out observation, surveillance and search and rescue missions.

Sagem Défense Sécurité is the European leader in optronic systems for military helicopters. This covers STRIX and OSIRIS observation and targeting systems for the French and international Tiger helicopter programs and OLOSP systems on the tactical Sperwer UAVs and the NH90’s tactical FLIR (naval version) for NAHEMA countries, plus Oman, Sweden and Norway.

The optronic equipment and systems developed and manufactured by Sagem Défense Sécurité cover all the operational needs for all types of platforms in the most demanding environments.

* NATO Helicopter Management Agency.

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About Sagem Défense Sécurité :

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



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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