Safran’s PASEO XLR sighting system chosen for France’s future medium frigates

The PASEO XLR (extra Long Range) sighting system built by Safran Electronics & Defense has been chosen by Naval Group for France’s new medium frigates (FTI). Five of these 4,000 tonne ships will be delivered starting in 2023.

21st Mar 2018


 

 

Safran’s PASEO XLR sighting system chosen for France’s future medium frigates

 

 

Boulogne -Billancourt, March 20, 2018

 

The PASEO XLR (extra Long Range) sighting system built by Safran Electronics & Defense has been chosen by Naval Group for Frances new medium frigates (FTI). Five of these 4,000 tonne ships will be delivered starting in 2023.

 

Safrans PASEO XLR system gives the French navy very -long-range identification capability. It is especially  valuable in a context of asymmetric  combat, where front -line ships are called on to operate near coastlines, and may engage small vessels showing suspicious behavior. The PASEO XLR system allows ships to determine these vesselsintentions at a range enabling the frigate to activate its self-defense system.

 

Commenting on this latest contract, Pierre-Olivier Nougues, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Naval Key Accounts, at Safran Electronics & Defense, said, We are very proud to have won this contract from Naval Group on behalf of the French navy. These new frigates will be fitted with our highest-performance electro-optical sighting systems.

 

As the latest member of Safran Electronics & Defense’s family of shipborne sighting systems, the PASEO XLR joins the Vigy Observer/Engage and the PASEO NS. The PASEO XLR features a stabilized turret from the DALAS NG (deck-landing aid device for the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier), developed from 2014 to 2017 for Naval Group and French defense procurement agency DGA, and featuring cameras with very high magnification. It also includes an HDTV (high -definition TV) channel, including a powerful  telescope (spotter) and a very-long-range  Satis XLR infrared imager, as well as an eyesafe laser rangefinder. A SWIR (shortwave infrared) channel&l

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