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Release date- 18062014 - Sagem announced today two contracts with its partner
These contracts concern the development and production of a twin-mode seeker for the missile and the optronic (electro-optical) control unit for the firing-posts. The first tranche of the contract provides for the production of more than 1,500 seekers and 225 optronic control units, to be delivered starting in 2016.
The MMP seeker, developed by the team of Sagem and
The optronic control unit is fitted with a high-definition twin-field infrared sensor offering advanced image processing, a daytime video channel, GPS receiver, magnetic compass and, on option, a laser rangefinder. This advanced sighting system gives the gunner images from both the cameras in the firing-post and the missile's seeker.
The MMP reflects Sagem's dual expertise in optronics and guidance, allowing it to be used day or night, and at short notice. Designed to meet the evolving requirements of today's armed forces, these optronic and guidance units enhance the MMP's flexibility for a wide range of operating modes: fire and forget, re-assignment of the missile in flight, using the 'man in the loop' mode, seeker lock-on after launch, etc.
Both the optronic units and the seekers will be produced by Sagem's Poitiers plant, while Montlucon will make the inertial components.
These two contracts consolidate Sagem's long-standing relationship with
At the Eurosatory international defense show (
The MMP (Missile moyenne portee) medium-range missile program is covered by a development and production contract awarded to
Sagem, a high-tech company of
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
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