iXBlue launches the MARINS M Series inertial navigation system (INS) at EURONAVAL 2014
– The MARINS M series sets new standards in strategic-grade naval navigation and strengthens the iXBlue INS product range by delivering up to three times the performance of other systems.
MARLY-LE-ROI, France, Oct. 27, 2014 – iXBlue, a global leader in naval and civil navigation and positioning systems, is unveiling its new MARINS M series INS at EURONAVAL 2014, in Paris, France. The series includes the MARINS M3, M5 and M7 systems and is designed to address the needs of the world’s most advanced navies for surface-vessel and submarine operations in littoral and open-sea environments.
Accurate and reliable navigation, including missile alignment, is critical to the success of submarine and surface-vessel missions. The MARINS M series raises the bar in performance and scalability by addressing the needs of surface ship navigation under a GPS-denied environment. For submarines, MARINS M7 enables three times longer autonomous stealth navigation compared with any available system by offering drifts of less than 1 Nm/72 h.
The MARINS M series represents the state of the art in strap-down, fiber-optic gyroscope (FOG) technology, and is combat ready against GNSS denial. The military-specification units output position, heading, roll, pitch, depth and velocities, and are perfectly silent. The systems are compatible with a wide range of aiding sensors and can be up and running within minutes.
The extended iXBlue product range, including QUADRANS, OCTANS, PHINS and MARINS M series systems, now represents even higher scalability of solutions, from attack craft to aircraft carriers and submarines.
More than 30 navies worldwide have selected the iXBlue product range, including previous generations of MARINS systems. For example, the UK Royal Navy’s has adopted advanced iXBlue solutions for its Astute Class submarines. iXBlue products are consistently selected for their overall performance, reliability and through-life cost benefits. With no moving parts or critical elements that deteriorate over time, the units offer the best available total cost of ownership. Consequently, their reliability is high and they require no maintenance. They are also compact, lightweight and power efficient, and, unlike the systems generally used in submarines, are extremely easy to integrate.
With more than 30 years of experience, iXBlue is a global leader in ultimate-performance FOG navigation for naval defense applications.
For further information about iXBlue naval products, including the MARINS M series, please visit the iXBlue stand (F64).