Upgraded navigation for German frigates
France's iXblue has been selected to provide its Marins M3 and Netans N3 systems to the German Navy to upgrade two F122 Bremen-class frigates and four F123 Brandenburg-class frigates, the company announced on 19 October.
The new systems will replace obsolete inertial navigation systems that are currently in use on the frigates.
Olivier Cervantes, iXblue's vice president, sales and marketing, said: 'We were able to analyse and understand our customer's needs, as precisely as possible. iXblue has the obvious benefit of offering an extended range for each type of product: the Marins and Netans range enabled us to adapt our solutions to meet our customer's expectations, based on iXblue's technological building blocks and by selecting the most appropriate system in terms of performance and cost.'
The Marins family of inertial navigation systems is based on the company's fibre-optic gyroscope technology. The Netans navigation systems are designed for precise processing and efficient on-board data transmission, for the acquisition, analysis, processing, consolidation and transmission of navigation data to external systems.
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