Sagem EOMS-NG optronic system selected for French navy frigates
Sagem has announced that it has signed a contract with French naval shipyard DCNS, under the French defence procurement agency (DGA) as contracting authority, for the modernisation of fire control systems on six Floréal class surveillance frigates. The company made the announcement on 30 March 2012.
According to Sagem, the modernisation will be based on the company’s new-generation Electro-Optical Multifunction System (EOMS-NG). The high-performance optronic system is a single unit, integrating day-night IRST (infrared search and track) type passive panoramic observation, identification, tracking and fire control. It will be operated from a dedicated work station of the operations room.
Replacing the current Najir optronic system, the EOMS-NG will provide fire control for the Floréal class ships' 100mm gun, their main artillery piece, and will contribute to their tactical situation awareness and the self-defence of the ship. The system features very short reaction time between detection and engagement, and is particularly well suited to fighting piracy and illicit traffic. Its panoramic observation concept is the equivalent of 100 fixed cameras.
This contract from DCNS, prime contractor for the modernisation of the fire control system on Floréal class frigates, is a significant success for Sagem's new range of shipborne optronic systems.
The first Floréal class frigate will be outfitted by the end of 2012.
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