French Company Sagem wins maintenance contract for Sperwer drones deployed by French army 2802122
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Defense Industry News - SAFRAN Sagem
|Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 08:26 AM|
|French Company Sagem wins maintenance contract for Sperwer drones deployed by French army|
Sagem (Safran group) has just signed a contract with SIMMAD (1), on behalf of the French Ministry of Defense, to provide in-service maintenance for the Sperwer SDTI tactical drone systems deployed by the French army. The contract covers all maintenance, repair and technical support services for systems in service with the army until 2014.
The Sperwer is a 3-meter-long unmanned aerial vehicle manufactured by the French firm SAGEM
It also includes an order with Robonic Oy, the Finnish subsidiary of Sagem, for two Kontio towed pneumatic catapult systems (type MC2555LLR). Lighter and smaller than the first-generation catapults, these units will reduce the system's footprint, decrease operating costs, facilitate catapult operations, and increase the payload to extend the drone's endurance.