Safran Electronics & Defense is to supply navigation systems for the French Army’s new Griffon armoured vehicles, under its Scorpion programme.

The company will supply an Epsilon 10 navigation system, which provides multirole armoured vehicles with autonomous engagement capability in the case of a GPS signal loss, jamming or other countermeasures.

Additionally, Safran will supply a system based on hemispherical resonating gyros (HRG) for Griffon artillery observation version (VOA).

"Using this system Griffon VOA will be able to locate targets, being able to match Nato’s standards."

The Griffon VOA artillery observation vehicles will be equipped with Safran’s Paseo optronic system, comprising an inertial navigator derived from the Sigma 20 family.

Using this system Griffon VOA will be able to locate targets, being able to match Nato’s standards.

Safran will produce the navigation systems at its Montluçon plant, where the company employs advanced machinery and equipment.

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The French Army has chosen Safran’s navigation systems as they benefit from high-level integration of Quapason vibrating gyros and HRGs, two inertial sensor technologies patented by Safran Electronics & Defense.

The Scorpion programme has been designed to enhance the front-line fighting capabilities of the French Army by upgrading the ageing fleet of armoured fighting vehicles.

This initiative includes the delivery of 1,668 Griffon multirole armoured vehicles during a timeframe of between 2018 and 2033.

The French Army will also improve the protection of men and equipment as well as increasing the effectiveness of soldiers and weapons systems by integrating information systems and combat vehicles, under the programme.