Sagem wins design study contract for inertial guidance systems on tomorrow's
French defense procurement agency DGA has awarded Sagem (Safran) a design
study contract concerning inertial navigation systems for new- generation
tactical missiles. According to the terms of this contract, Sagem is
responsible for the design and construction of inertial reference units
for these missiles.
According to the terms of this contract, Sagem is responsible for the
design and construction of inertial reference units for these missiles.
Laser version of the AASM Hammer modular air-to-ground weapon
built by Sagem
Based on vibrating gyro technology, this work will
eventually lead to the development and production of more cost-efficient
inertial navigation systems for use on all types of missiles, including
air-to-air, surface-to-air, antitank and antiship.
The contract also confirms the DGA's confidence in Sagem's ability to
apply breakthrough technologies to navigation and stabilization systems.
At the same time, Sagem will be able to expand its range of expertise
concerning navigation systems on tactical missiles.
Sagem was selected to develop and produce the infrared seeker
for MBDA's FASGW(H) ANL antiship missile
Sagem already develops and produces the Hammer AASM
(Armement Air-Sol Modulaire) modular guided weapon for this market.
Working with prime contractor MBDA, Sagem also makes the sights and
seeker for the Mistral air defense missile, and the seeker for the infrared
version of the Mica air-to-air/surface-to-air missile. In addition,
Sagem was selected to develop and produce the infrared seeker for the
MMP medium-range missile and MBDA's air-to-surface and light antiship
Sagem understands and applies all technologies needed for the development
and production of inertial sensors for navigation and stabilization
systems, including gyros (laser,fiber-optic and vibrating), accelerometers
(pendulous and vibrating) and MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems)