Supports Larger Variety of Mission Sets
Safran Electronics & Defense has won a contract from Airbus Helicopters to supply new-generation EUROFLIR™ 410 observation systems for ten NH90-TTH CAIMAN helicopters deployed by French special forces.
The device can detect and identify threats at a distance of several kilometres, boosting operational capabilities and enabling operators to conduct the most demanding missions by day or night, and in the worst weather conditions. Designed and produced in France by Safran, EUROFLIR™ 410 is a compact and modular optronic system that offers superior observation capability under any visibility conditions, in large part due to its very-long-range multispectral telescope and high-performance line-of-sight stabilisation. Furthermore, because it can be easily integrated with mission systems and used in conjunction with wide-field-of-view Eurofl’eye™ optronics, pilots can take full advantage of all its functions to reduce cockpit workload.
This contract win confirms Safran’s European leadership in the highly demanding market segment for onboard optronics. Ten NH90 TTH Standard 2 helicopters will be delivered to the 4th Special Forces Helicopter Regiment starting in 2025, and will gradually replace the French army’s PUMAs.