PARIS-(IDB) : French opto-electronics manufacturer Sagem has won a new order from Nexter Systems to supply 37 SIGMA 30 navigation and pointing systems for an Asian operator of CAESAR guns, the company announced on 5 March.
While Sagem and Nexter declined to name the customer, the order is believed to be for the Indonesian Army, which ordered 37 CAESAR systems in October 2012 in a deal estimated at USD240 million.
Sagem's SIGMA 30 system features large digital ring laser gyro technology and gives long-range artillery systems immediate, high-precision firing capability, removing the need for GPS-guided munitions.
The Indonesian CAESAR will be in the same configuration as the French Army's CAESAR guns, which have been deployed to Afghanistan and Mali, and are all equipped with the SIGMA 30.
Source : Jane's