Sagem (Safran) has signed a new contract with French naval shipyard DCNS, main contractor, for EOMS-NG (Electro-Optical Multifunction System – New Generation) systems that will be installed in 2014 on four large French navy amphibious & projection vessels: three Mistral class BPC ships and the Siroco TCD1).
Each ship will be equipped with two EOMS-NG systems.
Developed and produced by Sagem, the EOMS-NG is day-night, multifunction, gyrostabilized optronic system. It offers complete functionality over 360°, including infrared surveillance, identification, tracking, laser rangefinding and fire control.
Controlled from two consoles operating in tandem from the ship’s close air defense bridge, the EOMS-NG system will help assess the ship’s immediate environment, control self-defense weapons and enhance the safety of helicopter operations. The concept based on high-rate panoramic shots gives it the observation capability equivalent to 100 fixed cameras.
This contract from the DCNS represents the latest success for Sagem’s wide range of shipborne optronic systems.
The EOMS-NG system is also in production for six French navy Floréal class surveillance frigates and the six Baynunah class corvettes to be deployed by the United Arab Emirates. It is integrated in the DCNS’s new Gowind class offshore patrol vessel, L’Adroit. The Vampir-NG panoramic surveillance version has been ordered for Australia’s LHD helicopter carriers and air defense destroyers, as well as Anzac class frigates for Australia and New Zealand.
(1) BPC (Bâtiment de Projection et de Commandement) helicopter carrier – projection and command ship ; TCD (Transport de Chalands de Débarquement) : Foudre class landing craft transports ship.
Sagem, a high-tech company of Safran, holds world or European leadership positions in optronics, avionics, electronics and safety-critical software for both civil and military markets. Sagem is the No. 1 company in Europe and No. 3 worldwide for inertial navigation systems (INS) used in air, land and naval applications. It is also the world leader in helicopter flight controls and the European leader in optronics and tactical UAV systems. Operating across the globe through the Safran group, Sagem and its subsidiaries employ 7,500 people in Europe, Southeast Asia and North America. Sagem is the commercial name of the company Sagem Défense Sécurité.
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