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IDEX 2021: INS technology improves Alakran

23rd February 2021 - 16:45 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

Geonyx system is integrated with Alakran mortar carrier to enhance positioning accuracy.

Ventura Defense claimed on 23 February that the ‘shoot and scoot’ capability of its Alakran light mobile mortar carrier has been enhanced by the integration of Geonyx inertial navigation system (INS) from Safran Electronics & Defence. 

Geonyx is a compact inertial land orientation and navigation unit that provides navigation and dynamic attitude references even in satellite-denied environments. The INS embeds hemispherical resonating gyro technology, for ‘enhanced performance and reliability’ and improved ‘pointing and navigation precision’, Spain-based Ventura noted during the IDEX 2021 exhibition in Abu Dhabi.

The modular Alakran system is designed to be mounted on any light utility vehicle able to carry a 1.5t payload without any significant structural reinforcement.

It can be armed with a 120mm rifled mortar tube, or 81mm or 82mm smoothbore tubes.

Although originally developed to meet a Spanish Army requirement for new artillery systems, Alakran has also been exported to other militaries, which have integrated the system on their own choice of chassis. Shephard Defence Insight notes Saudi Arabia has 100 Alakran carriers in service, for example.

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