Masts and periscopes

As the exclusive provider of periscopes to the French Navy, Safran Electronics & Defense offers three ranges for navigation, self-defense, identification, aiming and intelligence. For new or retrofit submarines, series 10 CSR radar masts, series 20 APS penetrating periscopes and series 30 optronics masts in Search Optronic Mast and Attack Optronic Mast versions. These upgradeable, modular systems can be used as standalone or in combat management systems with multifunction consoles. Integration support, transfer of technology and/or local partnership, preventive/corrective maintenance, on-site technical assistance.


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The Series 20 Attack Periscope System (APS) is a modern, highly reliable attack periscope providing outstanding optical performances. It is perfectly integrated into the Above Surface Detection (DAS) system, equipping all types of platforms, whether classic or nuclear, new or retrofit units.
The Series 20 APS attack periscope covers all the needs of modern submarines concerning attacks and above surface discreet surveillance. In addition to its gyrostabilized direct optical channel with 4 magnifications, the Series 20 APS features a HD colour camera reinforced by a low-light level camera. Advanced image processing features enhance the traditional passive ranging and video recording features. The Series 20 APS periscope can accommodate a combination of GPS/ESM-EW antenna.

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