Sagem has been awarded a contract to develop five additional Sperwer tactical drones to be deployed by the French army.
Sperwer tactical drone system. Photo, courtesy of Sagem.
The Safran subsidiary will develop optronic sensors, printed circuit boards and the flight control and navigation systems for the drones at several of its plants throughout France. Several other companies in France are also providing subassemblies for the drones which will be delivered in 2015.
Based on experience with the Sperwer system, Sagem is also now developing the Patroller long-endurance tactical drone system to meet the French army's future needs, as well as for the international market.