Sagem's Euroflir Optronic Observation System Chosen for Caracal Helos(Le Bourget, June 16, 2009) -- The new Euroflir 350 optronic observation system made by Sagem (SAFRAN group) has been selected by Eurocopter for the EC725 Caracal helicopters deployed by French armed forces.
The Euroflir 350 system for the Caracal is designed for the most demanding missions. It is coupled with the Sigma navigation system, also supplied by Sagem. The Euroflir 350 comprises: latest-generation Matis high-resolution infrared imager, high-definition color nighttime channel, eye-safe laser rangefinder and laser pointer, along with tracking, automatic search and geo-location functions.
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The Euroflir 350 will expand the EC725 Caracal's day/night operational capabilities to carry out various missions, including transport, medical evacuation, combat search & rescue, intelligence, ground target designation and positioning.
Source : Sagem Defence & Security, A Safran S.A. Company (Paris: SAF.PA)