Safran Electronics & Defense and its Middle Eastern Partner, International Golden Group announced today that they had signed a contract for the supply of Epsilon One inertial ground navigation systems and technical integration services for an initial batch to outfit a first armoured brigade of a Middle-Eastern country.
Connected to a battle management system, Epsilon One gives crew members precise information on position and heading, even where GPS signals are jammed.
Safran’s Epsilon One system is based on an inertial core using advanced resonating structure gyros. A proprietary solution patented by Safran, “the system features very high reliability and reduced cost of ownership,” the company said in a statement. It added that “the customer’s decision was based on the results of an intensive series of tests under operational conditions, pitting Epsilon One against an international field of competitors. In particular, these tests showed that Epsilon One is perfectly suited to asymmetrical combat in urban zones.”
The procurement programme encompasses more than 12 different vehicle types, from all-terrain 4WD and troop transport vehicles to infantry fighting vehicles and main battle tanks.