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Sagem announces new SIGMA 30 system contract

14th April 2014 - 10:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Sagem will integrate its SIGMA 30 navigation and pointing system on PzH 2000 self-propelled, tracked howitzers being delivered by Krauss Maffei Wegmann (KMW) to the Qatar armed forces. Sagem announced a contract with KMW for the work on 14 April.

KMW signed a contract with the Emirate of Qatar to deliver 24 PzH 2000 artillery systems in April 2013, as part of the country’s efforts to modernise its land forces. 

The SIGMA 30 pointing system is designed to give long-range artillery quick, high-precision firing capability without GPS. It is based on digital laser gyro technology with a long optical path, and enables deployments by distributed artillery pieces, boosting mobility and protection by support units. The system operates independently within the artillery system, protecting it against jamming and other countermeasures.

The SIGMA 30 is combat proven, having contributed to French artillery units’ effectiveness in Afghanistan and Mali as part of the French Army’s Caesar gun. 

The system has been selected for the artillery systems of 20 nations’ armed forces, including the Archer system (BAE), the Nexter Systems Caesar, for France and international markets, the Nora wheeled system (SDPR), the M270 Mars 2 single-launch rocket system for NATO (Airbus Defense Systems), and the 2R2M mobile mortar (Thales).

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