Safran to supply Sigma 30 artillery navigation system to a foreign army


Safran Electronics & Defense has been contracted to supply its Sigma 30 artillery navigation and pointing system to an undisclosed foreign army.

Under the contract, the company will supply Sigma 30 systems for the army's mobile counter-battery radars, in order to help determine the precise location of enemy batteries.

Safran said that Sigma 30 has been designed to optimise the operational deployment of artillery units and their intelligence systems.

"Safran Electronics & Defense has been contracted to supply the Sigma 30 artillery navigation and pointing system to an undisclosed foreign army."

The navigation and pointing system is said to provide combat platforms with autonomous engagement capabilities, without requiring global positioning system (GPS) signals.

The shock-resistant solution can be integrated in the latest digital networks for artillery units, according to the company.

Based on Safran’s strapdown digital gyro technology, Sigma 30 can be used for a variety of artillery systems, such as howitzers, multiple rocket launchers, mortars and light guns.

Designed for time-sensitive missions in constrained environments, the solution offers a static gyrocompass, on-the-move alignment, and magnetic resonance spectroscopy imaging (MRSI) capabilities.

With 70,000 employees, Safran produces optronics, avionics, electronics and critical software for civil and defence applications.

The company's products are deployed on more than 500 ships, 7,000 armoured vehicles and 10,000 aircraft worldwide.