SOFRESUD is a high-tech company that designs and develops innovative equipment as well as installs and maintains systems for Naval Defense and Maritime Protection.

Worldwide notorious for having invented the first Naval Hand-Held Optical Target Designator for Naval Defense or the unrivalled Maritime Early Warning system to protect oil platforms in the most sensitive environment in the world for oil players.


Over the last decade, we had an ambitious approach to Research & Development investing about a quarter of our turnover to create and break new ground,
for the benefits of naval and maritime safety/security.

 In terms of collaborative applied research projects, SOFRESUD has strong and successful experience with the European Commission, the ADEME (National's Future Investments) and also the French National Research Agency for:

  • SARGOS: a Global Alert and Graded Response System developed to secure offshore assets against invasive and suspicious behavior from the sea
  • AUTOPROTECTION: a common project integrated non-lethal defense equipment and global supervision for self-protection of merchant ship against piracy
  • I2C and PERSEUS: a new generation of innovative sea border surveillance systems to track all abnormal vessels’ behaviors in order to early identify and report on EUROSUR threats (clandestine immigration, law enforcement, illegal fishing, terrorism...)
  • SEA4M: a generic and secured system including adaptive and autonomous planning of missions in order to easier the management of a heterogeneous fleet of USVs
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