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Raytheon and Safran to collaborate on next-gen sighting systems for combat vehicles

Eurosatory - June 13, 2018

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), Safran Electronics & Defense and Safran Optics 1 have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on the next-generation of combat vehicle sighting systems.

Using Safran HRG inertial measurement unit breakthrough and their collective EO technology and combat vehicle integration experience, the three companies plan to collaborate to engineer, manufacture, and deliver a new generation of Advanced Forward Looking Infrared sights providing multi-band operation, advanced line-of-sight stabilization improvements, embedded target geolocation, and significantly improved range performance providing a critical edge to the warfighter on the future battlefield.

This memorandum of understanding between Safran and Raytheon sets a strong collaboration that will deliver next generation equipment to the regional allies and provide overmatch against their adversaries, said Kim Ernzen, Raytheon Land Warfare Systems vice president and Laurent Deur, Safran Electronics & Defense vice president of sales and marketing, land vehicles.

Safran Electronics & Defense is a world leader in optronics, avionics, electronics and critical software for both civil and defense applications. The company's products are deployed worldwide on more than 1000 ships, 25,000 land vehicles and 10,000 aircraft. 

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