Sagem to supply EOMS-NG optronic system for French navy frigates

Paris, March 30, 2012

Sagem (Safran group) has signed a contract with French naval shipyard DCNS, under French defense procurement agency DGA as contracting authority, for the modernization of fire control systems on six Floréal class surveillance frigates. The modernization will be based on Sagem's new-generation Electro-Optical Multifunction System (EOMS-NG).

Developed and produced by Sagem, the EOMS-NG is a high-performance optronic system. It is a single unit, integrating day-night IRST (infrared search and track) type passive panoramic observation, identification, tracking and fire control. It will be operated from a dedicated work station of the operations room.

Replacing the current Najir optronic system, the EOMS-NG will provide fire control for the Floréal class ships' 100mm gun, their main artillery piece, and will contribute to their tactical situation awareness and the self-defense of the ship. The system features very short reaction time between detection and engagement, and is particularly well suited to fighting piracy and illicit traffic. Its panoramic observation concept is the equivalent of 100 fixed cameras.

This contract from DCNS, prime contractor for the modernization of the fire control system on Floréal class frigates, is a significant success for Sagem's new range of shipborne optronic systems.

The first Floréal class frigate will be outfitted by the end of 2012.

The EOMS-NG system is also in production for the six Baynunah class corvettes to be deployed by the United Arab Emirates, and it is integrated in the DCSN's new Gowind class offshore patrol vessel, L'Adroit. Australia has ordered 29 Vampir NG infrared tracking systems, derived from the EOMS-NG, for its navy's new LHD helicopter carriers, air defense destroyers and Anzac class frigates.

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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 7,500 people in Europe, Southeast Asia and North America. Sagem is the commercial name of the company Sagem Défense Sécurité.

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