Sagem’s outoor display area was graced by the presence of the company’s Patroller drone featuring a couple of new mission equipment in addition to its company-made Euroflir 410 gimballed electro-optical sensor ball. Indeed the left wing was home to a streamlined pod housing a Selex Picosar synthetic aperture radar while the starboard wing hardpoint accommodated a sigint pod mock-up.
More significantly though, Sagem used the show to launch its new “Patroller Cluster” initiative, which is basically a club of French high-technology companies that have the potential to bring advanced solutions to enable the one-tonne drone to meet new near-future challenges in terms of performance, C4I capabilities, propulsion, improved data flow, mission preparation and so forth.
The Patroller, it was announced at the show, is the core of a co-operation agreement signed between Sagem and Seguritech, a Mexican security expert company. No details of the agreement were divulged other than the Mexican company’s interest in Sagem’s know-how in surveillance drone technology and techniques garnered over the past 25 years from Kosovo to Afghanistan.