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JSC RPKB and Sagem Défense Sécurité sign deal

Moscow, Zhukovsky
International Aviation & Space Salon (MAKS), August 22, 2007

JSC RPKB (Ramenskoye Design Company) and Sagem Défense Sécurité (SAFRAN Group) announced today the signature of a deal on August 22, 2007, in view to forming a joint venture in Russia to adapt, manufacture, sell and provide support for latest-generation inertial navigation systems for Russian and international avionics programs.

The deal was signed by Mr. G. I. Dzhandzhgava (President of JSC RPKB) and Mr. J.P. Herteman (CEO of Sagem Défense Sécurité).

This joint venture will be subject to approval by the two countries’ government authorities.

The deal is the result of lengthy cooperation between JSC RPKB and Sagem Défense Sécurité in SIGMA-family inertial navigation systems, which equip RSK MiG and Sukhoi export fighters, for more than one decade.


Ramenskoye Design Company JSC (RPKB) is a Russian leader in developping navigation systems for flying vehicles, information display systems, software for on-board equipment. The company develops integrated avionics suites for aircraft. Since 1947, Ramenskoye Design Company has designed more than 60 different systems and complexes. Ramenskoye Design Company is a head enterprise of newly established Concern Avionica, which is a direct successor of Technocomplex, uniting 20 leading companies of Russia. The systems developped by Ramenskoye Design Company are installed on all types of aircraft and helicopters built in Russia, of both military and civil application (Sukhoï, MiG, Tupolev, Illiouchine, Mil, Kamov, etc…). Ramenskoye Design Company has a wide and fruitful experience of international relations in manufacture and use of navigation equipment in various countries.

Consisting of two divisions, Sagem Avionics and Sagem Optronics and Defense, Sagem Défense Sécurité is a high-technology company in SAFRAN Group. It is among the worldwide leaders in its respective businesses.

Sagem Avionics Division is present in two main areas : inertial navigation, where it is the leading European company and the third largest worldwide, and aeronautic systems, where it is the worldwide leader in helicopter flight control.

Sagem Optronics and Defense Division designs and develops thermal vision equipment and air-land systems. It is the European leader in surveillance and fire control optronics.

Through SAFRAN Group, Sagem Défense Sécurité is present on all continents. For further information: www.sagem-ds.com

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

Sergueï V.LOBKO
Tel. : +7 495 992 56 91
E-mail : rpkb@space.ru

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