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Safran’s PASEO XLR sighting system chosen for France’s future medium frigates

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The PASEO XLR (eXtra Long Range) sighting system built by Safran Electronics & Defense has been chosen by Naval Group for France’s new medium frigates (FTI). Five of these 4,000 ton ships will be delivered starting in 2023. Safran’s PASEO XLR system gives the French...

Thales and Safran name Jean-François Delepau as new chairman of the Sofradir Group

Sofradir Group shareholders Thales and Safran announce today the appointment of Jean-François Delepau as its new chairman, with immediate effect. Previously managing director of ULIS, a Sofradir Group company, Mr. Delepau will oversee all the defense, aerospace and commercial market operations of the three...

Safran chosen to develop three land robot demonstrators

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Safran Electronics & Defense has won the contract for a major French defense procurement agency DGA (Direction Générale de l’Armement) Science & Technology project, Furious. Covering a period of five years, this project is designed to lay the groundwork for the integration of land...

Digital Gunfire

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Like many areas of warfare, digitisation is changing the way fire control of artillery is performed. Guns are becoming more responsive and arguably less reliant on a complex supporting network of observers and headquarters. Computation has played a key role in the use of artillery...

Mexican Navy Receives Final Pair of AS565 MBe Panther Helicopters

Airbus announced the delivery of the final two AS565 MBe Panther helicopters to the Mexican Navy on 6 December 2017. These are the last of an order for ten of the helicopters placed in 2014, with four AS565s previously delivered in 2016 and six...

The Sharpest Tools In The Shed

Camero’s Xaver-400
Technology is increasingly assisting the soldier’s work in the urban environment. Advances in optronics, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), weaponry and command and control are all playing their part in easing the MOUT burden. According to General Alain Bouquin, Thales’ army advisor: “discussions over tactics and...

Tanked Up

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Main Battle Tanks (MBT) continue to offer the most effective means for providing mobile protected firepower against a range of targets in both offensive and defensive actions, and new technologies continue to be applied to the MBT to enhance its combat effectiveness. To this...

SABCA concludes collaboration agreement with DronePort

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SABCA, a leading Belgian player in the international aerospace industry, has set its sights on the unmanned aircraft market. SABCA wants to become the European reference within the drone ecosystem for the integration, testing, certification, qualification and maintenance of drones. To realise these ambitions,...

Heavy Metal

The Royal Navy will receive the ‘Type 26’ class
Around the world, navies are procuring multi-purpose and flexible frigates and destroyers with new generation sensors and weapons capable of accomplishing a wide-range of missions with reduced personnel, procurement and life-cycle costs. For example, the Franco-Italian FREMM (Frégate Européenne Multi-Mission/Fregata Europea Multi-Missione) European multi-role frigate...

Dumb Bombs with Graduate Degrees

Pakistani JF-17 Thunder
From the early days of aerial warfare, air forces around the world have sought ways to increase the accuracy and lethality of air-delivered ordnance, but it was not until advances in microchip technology that air forces were able to use precision guidance kits which...

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