Safran on Board the Eurodrone Programme

26.04.2023 Products
Safran on Board the Eurodrone Programme

Safran on Board the Eurodrone Programme

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Safran Landing Systems has signed a contract with Airbus Defence and Space to provide the wheels and brakes system work package for the Eurodrone, Europe’s new MALE RPAS (Medium Altitude Long Endurance Remotely Piloted Aircraft System) reconnaissance drone.

Safran Landing Systems was selected to design, develop, qualify and produce the work package including wheels, brakes and hydro-mechanical equipment, and to supply the braking control module, to be developed by Safran Electronics & Defense, the company’s partner on this programme.

The contract comprises 60 shipsets.

François Bastin, Safran Landing Systems CEO said: “We are proud to work on this programme with Airbus Defence and Space. It’s an opportunity to demonstrate both our know-how and ability to develop the technologies that will equip this unprecedented new military system. We are looking forward to meeting a number of technical challenges on this programme, especially weight reduction, and delivering the best possible value proposition to our customer!”

Safran Electronics & Defense has also won a contract from Leonardo to develop and supply the high-performance EuroflirTM 610 electro-optical (optronic) system, for the Eurodrone.

The Eurodrone programme is designed to outfit France, Germany, Spain and Italy with a highly autonomous medium-altitude reconnaissance drone, thus bolstering the European Union’s operational and industrial sovereignty.

Production of the first prototype should start in 2024 with a first delivery planned by the end of the decade.

Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world, where air transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible.

Safran has a global presence, with 83,000 employees and sales of 19.0 billion euros in 2022, and holds, alone or in partnership, world or regional leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes research and development programs to maintain the environmental priorities of its R&T and Innovation roadmap.

Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange and is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices.

Safran Landing Systems is the world leader in aircraft landing and braking systems. Its expertise covers the entire lifecycle of its products, from design and manufacturing to maintenance and repair. The company has partnerships with more than 25 airframers in civil, regional, commercial and military transport, supporting close to 33,000 aircraft and making over 90,000 landings every day.



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