Sagem DS (Safran Group) is a company manufacturing and distributing: Military and Civil Navigation, Avionics, Optronics , Sighting, observation and Biometric products, systems and services Within Sagem DS Avionics Division, the R&T and Business development directorate is in charge of new technological development.
Sagem Défense Securité is deeply involved in an important field of military applications: Observation mission (UAV & military aircraft), Missiles, Sights, Cameras & Goggles, Surveillance Systems, Sensor management, Vision Based Localisation&Navigation, Signal&Image processing, 3D or Multi-spectral Image management, Automatic Target(s) Detection-Recognition-Identification-Tracking, Low/Intermediate/High Level Data fusion
As described in SDS R&D experience here above, the heart of competencies and a big part of Sagem DS military business is centred on sensors and sensors data fusion technologies and the derived application and products with a particular focus on the Target detection, recognition, identification and tracking chain. In this context it is of primary importance for Sagem DS to prepare and anticipate the technological evolutions in these areas of activities. These anticipating activities will allow maintaining products and systems with state of the art performances and functionality. It will also contribute to maintain at Sagem DS a high level of knowledge and skills allowing to consolidate at national level an industrial and technology base for defence. These skills will also allow to support MOD, with high level expertise and service for developing future advanced military systems and for supporting the systems actually in operation (felin, missiles, sighting systems…).
Furthermore, Most of the digital components are US based and their access is not guaranteed for non US company.