“Safeguarding Indian skies for more than 60 years”
Safran is an internationally active, hightechnology group and tier-1 supplier of systems and equipment in the Aerospace and Defence markets. In India, Safran is committed to being a full-fledged technology partner in development of the Indian aerospace and defence industry. The company has had a time-honoured association with the Indian Army, since the 1950s. “By providing engines and/or equipment for more than 70 percent of the aircraft and helicopters flying in India, Safran is proud to be safeguarding Indian skies for more than 60 years.”
Safran Electronics & Defense offers aerospace and land solutions and is the leading supplier of inertial navigation systems for Indian combat aircraft. Sigma 95N navigation systems equip the Sukhoi Su-30MKI, Tejas LCA, MiG-27, MiG-29, Jaguar and Hawk combat aircraft. Safran develops and supplies the Automatic Flight Control System ( AFCS) of the Dhruv helicopter, comprising APIRS Attitude and Heading Reference Systems, Autopilot Computers and actuators, all of which are manufactured and maintained in India. Safran Electronics & Defense’s AFCS is also fitted on the Light Combat Helicopter ( LCH) and has been selected for the Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) of HAL. More than 500 combat aircraft deployed by the Indian Air Force and Indian Navy are equipped with the Inertial Navigation Systems.
The Sigma 30 artillery navigation and pointing systems and CM3 integrated optronics sights are used on various artillery and air defence systems, being key assets for the accuracy and operational flexibility of the systems. The Arjun main battle tanks are equipped with Savan 15 gunner sights. Safran Electronics & Defense has teamed up with the major contenders in the FICV project to offer innovative solutions based on its HRG (Hemispheric Resonating Gyro) breakthrough technology for navigation and based on its latest generation PASEO multi-function sight for observation and fire control systems.
M88 on the Rafale
Safran’s Ardiden1U helicopter engine