French defence company, Safran Electronics & Defense and Czech company, Pramacom-HT announced that they have jointly designed PASEO ISTAR, a dual capability C4ISTAR/target engagement system based on the well-established PASEO stabilized panoramic sight for land applications.
Following the signature of a MoU, the two companies have managed to combine their respective expertise and offer a product integrating Safran’s optronics and target acquisition capability with Pramacom’s communication network. PASEO ISTAR is today’s observation and target acquisition answer to the increasing requirements of joint fire and collaborative combat.
Mounted on Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) or any other combat or fire support vehicle, Safran’s PASEO ISTAR allows the vehicle full integration in a C4ISTAR network for combat data exchange between mounted or dismounted soldiers. Situation and target information acquired either by PASEO from armored vehicles or by dismounted soldiers are shared and processed in real time using Pramacom’s MyVector digital network, enhancing the battalion capability. It is henceforth available and proposed for new combat and fire support vehicles of the digital battlefield.
Safran’s PASEO benefits from more than 30 years of expertise in delivering high-performance sighting and fire control systems. The dismounted version of MyVector has been in operation in Czech Army via NSPA (NATO Support Agency) and enters its second phase through the new MBK (Modular Combat System) contract of the Czech Ministry of Defense.