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Sagem Défense Sécurité delivers first SIGMA 30 artillery navigation and pointing systems to India

New Deli, DEFEXPO, February 19, 2008 -- Sagem Défense Sécurité (SAFRAN Group) has just delivered the first SIGMA 30 navigation and pointing systems to the Indian Ministry of Defense’s DRDO/ARDE* for deployment on the Indian army’s Pinaka multiple launch rocket systems, initially for two regiments. These units will be integrated by Larsen & Toubro Ltd. and Tata Power Company Ltd., the two manufacturers responsible for Pinaka systems integration.

Developed and produced by Sagem Défense Sécurité using laser gyro technology, the SIGMA 30 land navigation system for artillery pointing and positioning is designed for high-precision firing on short notice.

Sagem Défense Sécurité artillery systems are already used by the armed forces of about 20 different countries. These systems present state-of-the art technologies: advanced observation, optronic sensors, navigation and pointing systems, fire control, computers, digital mapping, systems integration.

* Defense R&D Organization/Armament R&D Establishment


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:

Sagem Défense Sécurité
Philippe Wodka-Gallien
Press manager
Tel.: +33 (0)1 58 11 19 49
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