IDEX 2011: Sagem showcases expanded range of defense and homeland security solutions

Abu Dhabi, IDEX 2011, February 19, 2011

Sagem (Safran group) is on hand at the IDEX 2011 international defense exhibition in the United Arab Emirates, showcasing its innovative solutions designed to meet the most demanding requirements of defense and security forces. These solutions span the full spectrum of defense and security missions, including intelligence, border protection, high-intensity combat, civil security and Search & Rescue.

Characterized by high performance, Sagem's offerings at IDEX 2011 are being shown on the Safran stand B10 (Hall 7), divided into several main areas: the FELIN integrated equipment suite and other infantry modernization solutions, optronic systems; the Sigma family of laser gyro navigation systems; homeland security; armored vehicle modernization; and the AASM precision air-to-ground guided weapon. Some of the latest products on display include:

JIM LR multifunction binoculars and upgrades. The JIM LR long-range multifunction infrared binoculars combines a number of functions in a single portable package: day-night vision, rangefinder, laser pointer, compass, GPS and data transmission. Based on operational feedback, various upgrades are being incorporated in the same basic mechanical unit, including day-night video fusion, enhanced image processing, image and video recording via a USB port. Some 4,500 JIM LR units are now in service or on order, including 2,000 with the French armed forces.

TEOS™, the Territory Electro-Optic Surveillance system, is a 20-km class modular turret-mounted long-range surveillance system, designed to meet border and maritime surveillance requirements, along with protection of high-value sites and peacekeeping operations. Featuring high-performance day-night optronic sensors, and operating in a network, TEOS is available in different versions, for integration in fixed stations or on vehicles.

Combat vehicle modernization. Sagem is displaying a range of innovative, modular and ergonomically designed solutions for armored vehicles, capitalizing on its expertise in the development of stabilization systems. Selected for major programs in France and abroad, Sagem gives light armored and infantry fighting vehicles enhanced operational capabilities, even under the most extreme conditions. More than 500 Savan 11 family sights have been ordered to date.

Sagem's solutions have been chosen for major defense programs around the world, including the Rafale fighter, Caracal, NH90 and Tiger helicopters, infantry modernization programs, land combat (Leclerc, VBCI, BMP3, Caesar, Archer, LRM), Sperwer tactical drones, Barracuda and Scorpène class submarines, FREMM frigates and Baynunah class corvettes (1).

(1) The Baynunah program involves six multimission, stealthy corvettes, and is currently being conducted by Abu Dhabi Ship Building to modernize the United Arab Emirates' navy. Sagem develops and produces Sigma navigation systems and the EOMS-NG infrared search and track system (IRST) for Baynunah corvettes, both integrated in the ship's combat system.


Sagem , a high-tech company in the Safran group, holds world or European leadership positions in optronics, avionics, electronics and safety-critical software for both civil and military markets. Sagem is the No. 1 company in Europe and No. 3 worldwide for inertial navigation systems (INS) used in air, land and naval applications. It is also the world leader in helicopter flight controls and the European leader in optronics and tactical UAV systems. Operating across the globe through the Safran group, Sagem and its subsidiaries employ 7,000 people in Europe, Southeast Asia and North America. Sagem is the commercial name of the company Sagem Défense Sécurité.
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