Expodefensa 2023 is an important defense event in Latin AmericaExpodefensa 2023 is an important defense event in Latin America

Safran Electronics & Defense, one of the group’s companies, strengthens its position as a leader in inertial technologies

Safran is taking part in Expodefensa 2023, presenting its main products. The event is considered one of the main defense and security exhibitions in Latin America and takes place from December 5 to 7 in Bogotá, Colombia.

Safran Electronics & Defense, part of the Safran group, is present in the Colombian Armed Forces with various products. At Expodefensa, the company is reinforcing its support for the Colombian Armed Forces by providing solutions, tools and equipment for their missions, guaranteeing technological superiority. The company is a pioneer in inertial technologies and has accumulated globally recognized expertise in inertial navigation and positioning, being selected for prestigious civilian and military programs on land, sea, air and space. The public will have the opportunity to see this equipment in Bogotá.


Among the most diverse innovations developed by the group, the highlights that can be seen are those intended for the Navy.

Argonyx™ is part of the inertial navigation system for surface vessels. It is compact, robust, discreet and reliable, and is the most advanced navigation system in its category on the market today, offering superior performance even in locations without GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) signals available. This solution is designed to be seamlessly integrated into new or modernized ships.

The VIGY family is also an extremely important product family. VIGY 4 is the newest member of this family. It is a panoramic, stabilized multi-sensor on-board electro-optical system. Modular and easy to install, it has an HD cooled thermal channel and an HD daytime channel, both with continuous zoom, laser rangefinder, optional SWIR (Shortwave Infrared) channel and automatic video tracking.

Modular and versatile, the VIGY Observer HD has multiple optronic sensors. It uses advanced stabilization technology to provide clear images day and night, even in rough seas and at high speed. Combined with an optional sector surveillance module, VIGY Observer HD offers a simple and efficient situational awareness system for navies, coast guards, customs and police forces.

To provide threat identification over long distances, Safran offers the PASEO XLR targeting system. It can be used to direct naval artillery fire (all cannon and missile calibers), as well as for sector surveillance and automatic target tracking.


As representatives at Expodefensa, Martin Klotz, responsible for International and Public Affairs at Safran Electronics & Defense, and David Montmasson, CEO of Safran Eletrônica & Defesa Brasil, will be present at the international fair.

The Brazilian company is a Safran Electronics & Defense company responsible for the transfer of high technology in avionics equipment, inertial navigation systems and optronic systems. These efforts have made it possible to meet the levels of market demand.

“Being at Expodefensa 2023 reinforces the commitment of Safran Electronics & Defense Brazil and the Safran group to actively participate and seek new partnerships, especially in the Colombian market. Based in the neighboring country and with these technology transfers, we have total expertise and capacity, from production to equipment maintenance, mastering the entire cycle. This enables us to support sovereignty in security and defence not only in Colombia, but also throughout Latin America,” emphasized David Montmasson, the company’s CEO.

About Expodefensa

Expodefensa 2023 is an important defense event in Latin America. It brings together the main players in the industry, government authorities, representatives of the military and security forces, as well as security experts, to discuss the latest innovations, market trends and opportunities for international cooperation.

The fair takes place every two years in Bogotá, Colombia, and offers a leading platform for exploring technological advances in defense and security, fostering partnerships and strengthening international relations. In 2023, the fair takes place from December 5 to 7.

Safran is present at stand D148.

About Safran

Safran is an international high-tech group active in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer and more sustainable world, in which air transportation is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and affordable. Safran has a global presence, with 83,000 employees and sales of €19 billion in 2022, occupying global or regional leadership positions in its core markets, either alone or in partnership. Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange and is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices.

Safran Electronics & Defense is an international company with 10,000 employees, built on proven expertise in technologies that underpin sovereignty. By combining human and artificial intelligence, the company develops products and services that empower participants in the aerospace and defense industry to observe, decide and guide. Safran Electronics & Defense also supports other companies in the Safran group by sharing its skills and expertise in cutting-edge electronics.

*** Translated by DEFCONPress FYI Team ***

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