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Sagem Défense Sécurité proposes a new PNU artillery pointing system in collaboration with Rockwell Collins

Eurosatory Exhibition, Villepinte, June 20, 2008 -- On the occasion of the Eurosatory 2008 exhibition, Sagem Défense Sécurité (SAFRAN Group) is presenting its new artillery Position and Navigation Unit (PNU).

The system combines Sagem Défense Sécurité’s SIGMA 30 gyrolaser navigation and pointing system with a Rockwell Collins Explosion Resistant GPS Receiver / Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module.

The PNU is specially designed to operate the new GPS-guided weapons in artillery units’ extreme conditions: it ensures simultaneously high-precision navigation and pointing of firing platforms and initialization of the weapon’s GPS receiver.

Significantly reinforcing the effectiveness of artillery pieces (i.e. mortars, cannons and rocket launchers), the PNU is to be used as part of France, Germany and Italy’s programs to enhance their multiple MLRS rocket launchers.

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Sagem Défense Sécurité is a high-tech company in the SAFRAN Group. It is a world or European leader in solutions and services in optronics, avionics and critical software for the civilian and military markets. Sagem Défense Sécurité is the European No. 1 and worldwide No.3 in INSs for aeronautic, naval and land applications. It is also the worldwide No.1 in helicopter flight controls and the European No.1 in optronic and tactical UAV systems. Present across the globe via the SAFRAN Group’s international network, Sagem Défense Sécurité and its subsidiaries employ 6000 people in Europe and the US.
For more information: www.sagem-ds.com

Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative communication and aviation electronics solutions for both commercial and government applications. Our expertise in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications, information management and simulation and training is delivered by 20 000 employees, and a global service and support network that crosses 27 countries.
To find out more, please visit www.rockwellcollins.com

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

Rockwell Collins
Pam Tvrdy
Media contact
Tel : 001 309 295 0591
E-Mail : pjtrvdy@rockweelcollins.com



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