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Seekers are essential to your missiles' effectiveness and make it possible to acquire and track ground and air targets. Thanks to the technology it has perfected, (thermal imaging cameras, infrared imaging, platform stabilization, high precision inertial navigation, etc.), Safran Electronics & Defense provides missile launchers not only with images obtained from the cameras at the firing station, but also those transmitted from the missile's seeker. These devices meet the new demands of your forces in the field, particularly in terms of flexibility (fire-and-forget, in-flight reassignment of the missile by the launcher in "human-in-the-loop" mode, seeker lock-on after launch and battle damage assessment) and provide greater sensitivity (target / decoy discrimination).
The MMP seeker, developed by the team of Safran Electronics & Defense and MBDA, provides target acquisition and tracking via an uncooled infrared channel or a visible wavelength channel. It incorporates an inertial reference unit (IRU) designed and built by Safran, which provides information to both the seeker and the missile itself for navigation and flight control.