|SAGEM and Dassault Pool their Skills in UAVs and UCAVs Business|
SAGEM and Dassault Pool their Skills in UAVs and UCAVs Business
Extending the cooperation initiated by the agreement signed in April 2002, SAGEM and Dassault Aviation have founded a joint company called. Source: SAGEM Company, Paris, February 27, 2003.
This French company is in charge of developing and marketing next-generation tactical drone systems. For both companies, this line of strategic growth is meant to respond to changes in the operational needs of the armed forces. The two partners' recognized skills are being pooled to offer general staffs a range of solutions that expand the capabilities of pilotless aircraft.
"The founding of this company is a concrete expression of our shared determination to approach future markets, both domestic and export, from an installed base that is unrivaled in Europe", adds Jacques Paccard, Director of SAGEM's Defence and Security Division.
For Mr. Bruno Revellin-Falcoz, Vice Chairman of Dassault Aviation and Chairman of the new company, appointed for the first two years in accordance with the articles: "Input from the most advanced fighter systems technologies will be decisive for the success of the future drone systems."
Groupe SAGEM is an internationally based high-technology group. The second largest French group in the field of telecommunications, the third European Company in electronics for defence and security and the world leader in fingerprint-based biometrics, SAGEM maintains a presence in more than 20 countries.
With 7,500 military and civilian aircraft delivered in more than 70 countries in half a century, Dassault Aviation has know-how and experience that make it one of the most advanced aviation companies in the world.
SAGEM: Hervé Philippe, Senior VP, Chief Financial Officer, Phone (33)22.214.171.124.57 - Fax.(33)126.96.36.199.47. SAGEM website
Dassault Aviation: Gérard David, Director of External Relations and Communication, Phone (33)1 47 11 86 90 - Fax. (33)188.8.131.52.40. Dassault website