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Paris Air Show 2015: Egypt orders Sagem's AASM Hammer missiles for its Rafale fighter aircraft

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Paris Air Show 2015
International Paris Air Show
15 - 21 June 2015
Paris - Le Bourget, France
 
 
 
Paris Air Show 2015: Egypt orders Sagem's AASM Hammer missiles for its Rafale fighter aircraft
 
Sagem, part of Safran, has signed a major contract with the arms authority of the Egyptian Ministry of Defense for AASM Hammer air-to-ground missiles to be deployed by the Egyptian air force. This contract follows the acquisition by Egypt of 24 Rafale omnirole fighters from Dassault Aviation, Sagem announced on June 15 at Paris Air Show 2015.
     
Sagem, part of Safran, has signed a major contract with the arms authority of the Egyptian Ministry of Defense for AASM Hammer air-to-ground missiles to be deployed by the Egyptian air force. This contract follows the acquisition by Egypt of 24 Rafale omnirole fighters from Dassault Aviation, Sagem announced on June 15 at Paris Air Show 2015. Sagem AASM Hammer missiles fitted on Dassault Rafale multirole fighter aircraft at Paris Air Show 2015
     
Developed and produced by Sagem as prime contractor, the AASM Hammer is a new family of precision-guided air-to-ground weapons. In fact, the Hammer system adds a propulsion kit and a choice of guidance kits to standard bombs.

Sagem will deliver the first AASM (Armement air-sol modulaire / Air-to-ground modular weapon) Hammer missiles by the end of 2016, along with associated support services. The contract with Egypt covers all three versions of the AASM Hammer now in service: hybrid inertial/GPS guidance (SBU-38), inertial/GPS and terminal infrared guidance (SBU-64), and inertial/GPS plus laser terminal guidance (SBU-54). Operations with 125kg, 250kg, 500kg and 1,000kg bomb bodies are supported by the easy-to-use missile. It can also be reprogrammed during the flight.

Offering a range exceeding 60 kilometers, the AASM Hammer missile will give Egypt's Rafales a significant operational advantage, because of their ability to conduct all-weather, day/night precision ground strikes against fixed or moving targets, while also reducing collateral damage.

The AASM Hammer missile has been deployed since 2008 by French air force and navy Rafales, contributing to these services' successful missions in different theaters of operation.

At the Paris Air Show, all three current versions of the AASM Hammer are on display at the Safran stand, as well as in Dassault Aviation's static exhibition area, the French Ministry of Defense's pavilion, and the stand hosted by Rafaut, a partner to Sagem and the company AA/ROK for the integration of Hammer missiles as external stores on the C-130 Hercules transport aircraft, using the Gerfaut system.