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Safran’s INS for Dutch submarines

6th February 2018 - 08:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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Safran Electronics and Defense’s inertial navigation system (INS) has been selected for the Royal Netherlands Navy's Walrus class submarines, the company announced on 1 February.

Sigma 40 INS is based on laser-gyro inertial core technology. Both an inertial attitude and heading reference system, the Sigma 40 offers high performance and precision for all sizes of surface vessels. It delivers all data needed for navigation: heading, roll and pitch, angular velocity, position and heave, vertical/horizontal speed and acceleration.

It comprises an inertial navigation unit, control and display unit and an installation bracket, for fast removal and reassembly without recalibration.

Jean-Christophe Mugler, head of sales and marketing in Safran Electronics and Defense's Defense Division, said: ‘We are very proud of this selection, which recognizes our position as a favoured supplier to Walrus class submarines. We will continue to deliver top-flight service to the Dutch Defence Materiel Organisation, whose selection once again illustrates our outstanding expertise in this field.’
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