Safran Electronics & Defense, a Safran high-tech company, holds world leadership positions in optronics, avionics, electronics and critical software for both civil and military markets.
Safran, via its subsidiary Safran Electronics & Defense Australasia, delivers and maintains high performance equipment and solutions for the Australian Defence Force: infrared search & track systems (IRST) on ANZAC, LHD and AWD vessels, optronic sight for the Tiger ARH helicopter; inertial navigation systems for Collins class submarines, Huon class mine hunters and MRH90 helicopters.
For submarines, in addition to its expertise in inertial navigation (with the Sigma40XP), Safran masters the latest digital imaging solutions. Developed for the Barracuda SSN of the French Navy and the international markets, the Series 30 Optronic Mast System is the cutting-edge product on the market. Moreover, to address submariners’ need for a stealthy, non-penetrating version, Safran is currently developing the Attack Optronic Mast version of the Series 30 under a contract for Barracuda.
In Australia, Safran is offering an approach based on local content, from production to support, calling on local subcontractors and based on ‘Australianisation’ of its products. Therefore, as a key actor for current and future Australian submarines, Safran is proud to renew its support of the SIA Conference.