India, February 25, 2015: Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) will manufacture and maintain high-performance navigation systems in India under a technology transfer agreement with Sagem of France.
"Sagem has further consolidated its partnership with the Indian aerospace industry through this agreement," Sagem said in a statement issued to press. According to the terms of this agreement, HAL will be able to produce SIGMA 95 units for the Indian Air Force, and also provide front line maintenance.
The Sagem’s Sigma 95N is an autonomous, hybrid laser gyro inertial/GPS-Glonass navigation system that can provide navigation even in areas without GPS signal availability. It is deployed on Indian Air Force and Navy combat aircraft, including the Hawk, Jaguar, Tejas, MiG-29 and -27 and Su-30 platforms.
Currently, Sagem's laser gyro navigation systems are produced in the company's Montluçon plant in the Auvergne region of south-central France. They are used on the latest military aircraft in France and worldwide, including the Dassault Rafale and Mirage 2000 fighters, Airbus A400M Atlas transport, and the Airbus Helicopters NH90 and EC725 Caracal helicopters, transport and special forces versions.