|STN Atlas and Sagem: The Europe of UAV’s Is Taking Shap|
STN Atlas and Sagem: The Europe of UAV’s Is Taking Shape
Bremen, Germany and Paris, France – (STN) July 2, 2003 -- Sagem and STN Atlas have signed a memorandum of understanding in the field of UAVs. The first aim of this agreement is to develop full interoperability between the two companies’ UAV systems, more particularly between Sagem’s Sperwer and STN Atlas' KZO/Taifun.
Ó STN Atlas Elektronik Gmbh Photo
Through such interoperability, the six countries operating these UAVs will benefit from a common command and control infrastructure for the evaluation and exchange of tactical intelligence, surveillance and targeting data.
Using the two companies‘ skills and experience will allow widening the scope of the missions until now carried by the existing tactical systems.
The agreement also plans to complement the existing UAV range thus constituted by adding further elements which will meet the new requirements the armed forces are facing as regards the tactical UAV segment.
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, the world leader in fingerprint-based biometrics, the European leader in tactical UAV systems, Sagem maintains a presence in more than 20 countries.
Sperwer Tacticlal UAV System (Ó Sagem Photo)
With its long experience and system competence in modular unmanned airborne vehicles for the missions of reconnaissance, electronic warfare and combat, STN Atlas currently is responsible for the comprehensive German system family of UAVs; e.g. the target
STN Atlas Elektronik, with its Land and Airborne Systems, Simulation Systems and Naval Systems divisions is one of the leading companies in the defense electronic sector in Europe and in the world. With its long experience and system competence in modular unmanned airborne vehicles for the missions of Reconnaissance, Electronic Warfare and Combat, STN Atlas currently is responsible for the comprehensive German system family of UAVs; e.g. the target localisation KZO and the Taifun combat UAV.
The Bremen based company is a member of Rheinmetall DeTec AG, the management holding for all defence activities, within the Rheinmetall group.