Sagem awarded tactical missile design study contract
Sagem will carry out work to design and construct inertial reference units for new-generation tactical missiles under a design study contract awarded by the French defence procurement agency, DGA.
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 anti-ship.
The design study contract will see Sagem draw on its experience concerning navigation systems on tactical missiles to apply breakthrough technologies to navigation and stabilisation systems.
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 defence 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 anti-ship missiles.
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