Sagem wins fire control computer contract

May 18, 2011 at 8:20 AM
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PARIS, May 18 (UPI) -- Sagem of France has won a contract to supply second-generation fire control computers for the French army's Atlas artillery.

The computer will determine fire control solutions for 155mm artillery pieces and mortars, as primary or backup control for the Atlas system, as well as during force projection missions.

More than 100 of computers will be delivered under the award.

Under the Cadet 2G program, Sagem will provide deployment of artillery pieces as a battery; management of technical and tactical firing data; determination of firing solutions; ballistic calculations; and fire control and adjustment.

The Cadet 2G solution intended for French artillery was directly derived from the Storm FCC (Fire Control Computer), a new Sagem product developed to meet artillery and mortar firing requirements in international markets.

Sagem said the Storm FCC family, designed to meet NATO standards, is available in three versions:

-- Storm FCC stand-alone computers for control stations.

-- Storm FCS (Fire Control System) for gun fire control, as original equipment or retrofit.

-- Storm FMS (Fire Management System) for tactical systems.

Twenty countries have chosen Sagem systems for their artillery units, which offer state-of-the-art capabilities, including target designation, optronic sensors, laser-gyro based navigation and pointing systems, fire control and tactical information.

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