Sagem (Safran) delivered on 5 December the first 150 multifunction infrared binoculars JIM LR 2 in the French Army, in accordance with market JIR TTA NG (1) and its schedule. Involving a total of 1175 twins, this program has been notified by the Directorate General of Armaments (DGA) awarded Sagem, contractor, in December 2010.
In a single handheld device, the JIM LR 2 includes the following features: day vision and thermal telemetry, laser pointer, compass, GPS and data transmission. It is compatible with the integrated combat system FELIN the dismounted soldier.
JIM LR 2 provides several major improvements over the earlier versions of Sagem JIM LR:
improved performance in detecting,
a pointer to more long-range fire support,
independence gained more than 30%
a recording capacity of image and video-product.
Associated with a new terminal operating distance, the JIM LR 2 is true optronic surveillance zone, information or support, landed mode or from a vehicle.
The delivery follows a state qualifying campaign led by the DGA centers from February to June 2012 in order to validate the performance of the JIM LR 2, the operational evaluation was conducted by the armed forces.
Produced by Sagem in the establishment of Poitiers, the JIM LR is used by several NATO countries for the infantry, artillery, intelligence, special forces, support of troops in contact, border protection and the coast. To date, 5,000 JIM LR are in service or on order worldwide, including 2,000 for all French armies.
(1) Infrared Binoculars - All Weapons New Generation. 150 JIM LR 2 were received by the 2nd Regiment Hardware (Bruz) at the end of the recipe handed down by the DGA.
Sagem, high-tech company in the Safran group, is a leading global provider of solutions and services in optronics, avionics, electronics and critical software for the civilian and defense markets. N ° 1 in Europe and No. 3 worldwide for inertial navigation systems for aerospace applications, marine and terrestrial, Sagem is also No. 1 worldwide flight control for helicopters and No. 1 in Europe optronic systems and tactical UAV systems . Present across the globe via the SAFRAN Group's international network, Sagem and its subsidiaries employ 7500 people in Europe, Southeast Asia and North America is. Sagem is the trading name of Sagem Défense Sécurité. For more information: www.sagem-ds.com