French company Safran Electronics & Defense will be providing the electro-optical tracking system of Philippine Navy’s upcoming frigates to be built by South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries.
Safran Electronics & Defense announced in its website that it won a contract to supply the latest-generation PASEO NS (Naval System) to new frigates to be deployed by an Asian navy without mentioning the Philippine Navy and Hyundai Heavy Industries.
However, MaxDefense Philippines said it can confirm that the contract is with Hyundai Heavy Industries for the two frigates it is constructing for Philippine Navy.
According to Safran, PASEO NS “is used for both surveillance and fire control of naval guns of all calibers, especially 40, 57, 76 and 100 mm.”
Safran said PASEO NS sights will offer day/night target designation and surveillance capabilities.
“Gyrostabilized, it also features a video camera, Medium Wave Infrared channel and laser rangefinder,” it added. “The PASEO NS can detect and automatically track all threats, conventional or asymmetrical, from near the ship out to the horizon.”
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