SAFRAN Optics One and Orolia – Advanced Optics & Rescue Location Devices


SAFRAN Optics One and its recently acquired subsidiary Orolia Defense and Security are presenting their product expertise in advanced electro-optics, Personnel Recovery Beacons and Resilient Position, Navigation and Timing (PNT) technologies at AUSA 2022 (Booth 2209).

Optics One has been providing the US Army its Laser Target Locator Module (LTLM) II since 2016. The system offers enhanced performance, reliability and is both simpler to operate and, at 3.1 pounds, lighter than previous systems.

The company is also a reliable teammate with major US platform integrators like BAE Systems, Raytheon, Bell Boeing and others supplying its technologies in both aerospace and a range of defense applications. Its product line encompasses systems like CTAM compact rail-mounted multi-functional laser, night vision enhancement and visual augmentation, and targeting and reconnaissance systems like STENNA/JTAC for precise fires direction.

Orolia, recently joining the SAFRAN Group, has just received initial production authorization to provide its PRSS1b Personnel Recovery Devices to the US Army, shared Michael Stout Director of Government Program.

PRSS1b, which will be exhibited at AUSA, is the first rescue recovery beacon to utilize Second Generation Cospas-Sarsat signaling which offers faster and more accurate location for downed aircrews or other personnel. The PRSS1b provides Army personnel access to the space-based international, humanitarian search and rescue system which is effective in even the most remote regions.

by Stephen W. Miller