Sagem wins contract to supply second-generation fire
control computers for French artillery

On May 16, Sagem announced that following a competitive call for tenders, the new-generation ballistic computer
offered by them was chosen by French defense procurement
agency DGA to outfit all control stations in the French army’s Atlas* artillery system.
The outstanding technical quality of this product was the decisive factor in winning
the contract for this program, designated CADET 2G.

Sagem’s computer will determine fire control solutions for 155mm artillery pieces
and mortars, as primary or backup control for the Atlas system, as well as during
force projection missions. More than 100 of these computers will be delivered.

CADET 2G will provide the following services: deployment of artillery pieces as a
battery; management of technical and tactical firing data; determination of firing
solutions; ballistic calculations (NATO methods or firing tables); fire control and

The CADET 2G solution intended for French artillery was directly derived form the
Storm FCC (Fire Control Computer), a new Sagem product developed to meet
artillery and mortar firing requirements in international markets.

Designed according to NATO standards, the Storm family is available in three
different versions:
• Storm FCC stand-alone computers for control stations.
• Storm FCS (Fire Control System) for gun fire control, as original equipment
or retrofit.
• Storm FMS (Fire Management System) for tactical systems.

Some 20 different countries have already chosen Sagem systems for their artillery
units. These systems offer state-of-the-art capabilities, including target designation,
optronic sensors, laser-gyro based navigation and pointing systems (Sigma 30), fire
control and tactical information systems.

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