Kamov and Sagem team up on Ka-52 Alligator attack helicopter
MAKS aviation and space salon, Zhukovsky airport (Moscow region), August 28, 2013.
Sagem (Safran) and Kamov (Russian Helicopters) have combined their complementary areas of technological and industrial expertise to develop an enhanced version of the Kamov-52 Alligator attack helicopter, which will address a requirement expressed by several countries.
Sagem and Kamov started working together in 2011, with the aim of offering upgrade solutions, including integration, for Kamov helicopters, in particular Sagem optronic equipment and LINS 100 (*) inertial navigation systems. The two companies plan to start integration of a new optronic system in early 2014.
The companies' joint offering for helicopters will support Sagem's strategic objective of establishing long-term industrial partnerships with leading Russian companies.
In this cooperation Sagem will bring its experience gained from the Strix optronic sight system, which is already in production for the French-German Tiger combat helicopter. Providing full day/night capability, it has already contributed to the success of military operations by French armed forces in several theaters, including Operation Serval in Mali earlier this year.
(*) LINS-100 is a laser gyro inertial navigation system, produced in Russia within the scope of the RS Alliance joint venture, created in Ramenskoye by ZAO-ITT of Russia and Sagem.
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Sagem , a high-tech company of Safran, 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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