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Safran Electronics & Defense

Safran Electronics and Defense, France - OEM Inertial Navigation Equipment

As the third largest manufacturer of inertial systems, Sagem relies on eighty years of expertise in gyroscopes and covers most of the state-of-the-art technologies:  




Dynamically Tuned Gyroscopes, Fiber Optics Gyroscopes, Ring Laser Gyroscopes, Hemispherical Resonator Gyroscopes, vibrating gyroscopes, etc. Sagem is constantly heavily investing in R&D to develop tomorrow’s technologies and offer its clients the best products today. Its 100% proprietary technologies cover all fields of navigation.

Sagem provides its customers solutions tailored to their needs: comprehensive navigation systems, INS/GPS inertial measurement units and gyroscopic functions.

Sagem has developed an array of inertial solutions commercial, OEM and military applications. These solutions meet the needs of optical, antenna, turret and remotely controlled station gyrostabilization. They can be applied to flight controls and fly-by-wire systems. Sagem also provides inertial measuring units for attitude and heading reference systems, integrated stand-by instruments and low-cost hybrid navigation.

The common feature of the above solutions are extremely high reliability and very low measuring noise .

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Safran Electronics & defense Germany GmbH:


Safran Electronics & defense GmbH located in the greater Stuttgart area in Murr, Germany, is active in design, development, and production of inertial sensors and inertial equipment for flight control and navigation, as well as for industrial systems. 




The specific know how of Safran Electronics & defense GmbH is based on the Fiber-Optic Gyro (FOG) technology. The company has a long and in-depth experience in design and fabrication of fiber-optic components and optics subassemblies as building blocks of the FOG. Its scope of business includes engineering projects, marketing and sale of inertial products, as well as maintenance and repair (MRO) services.

Safran Electronics & defense GmbH is certified as Production Organization according to EASA Part 21G and as Maintenance Organization pursuant to EASA Part 145. It is also an approved repair station in compliance with FAA regulations.

Safran Electronics & defense GmbH is marketing and selling a large portfolio of inertial products as well as dedicated navigation products of Sagem. It is also providing after sales services, maintenance and repair for its products:

  • Single axis Fiber-Optic Gyroscopes (FOG)
  • Multiple axes Fiber-Optic Gyroscopes
  • Accelerometers
  • Inertial Measurement Units (IMU)

Platforms are commercial and military helicopters, commercial aircrafts, unmanned aerial vehicles, and land vehicles. The FOG and FOG based Inertial Measurement Units (IMU) are also widely used in industrial robotics, measurement systems, and in systems for surveillance, observation, positioning, and geo-referencing.

Safran subsidiaries are represented by WALDYTECH in selected countries.

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