iXblue along with its Spanish consultant GRAFINTA have signed a contract with GMV to offer essential navigation for all Spanish Military 8×8 VCR Dragón. This contract covers the supply of over 240 Advans Sequence inertial navigation programs (INS), particularly Ursa U5 and Vega V5, with a primary batch due in early 2022. Ursa U5 is the one cost-effective, north discovering and straightforward to combine INS for army land autos, permitting it to be fitted on a whole fleet. Vega V5, then again, is the next efficiency INS designed for each navigation and pointing purposes. Each INS are primarily based on iXblue’s famend Fiber-Optic Gyroscope know-how, offering high-performance and resilient navigation in all places, together with in GNSS-denied environments.

“iXblue is honored to have each GMV and the Spanish Military’s belief for such an necessary program. Our INS will present correct, safe, and resilient navigation and place info to the autos. With the latest number of iXblue’s Marins Sequence INS and Netans Information Distribution Models (DDU) to equip the Spanish Armada’s latest F110 frigates, the place GMV will combine iXblue programs within the world frigate navigation system, the corporate is turning into a key participant for navigation options in Spain. “We’re humbled to be a companion of the Spanish Armed Forces within the resilient navigation area. These successes are a supply of delight for all of our groups and, we hope, the start of a fruitful and shut cooperatio,” says Carlos Lopes, gross sales supervisor at iXblue.


iXblue Advans Sequence inertial navigation programs (INS) Ursa U5 and Vega V5

Primarily based on the well-known GDELS 8×8 Piranha 5 fight wheeled autos, the Dragon is a state-of-the-art system, geared up with probably the most superior applied sciences. The Piranha 5 Infantry Preventing Automobile (IFV) is one variant of the fifth technology of the Mowag Piranha household of autos. It was designed by Normal Dynamics European Land Methods – Mowag GmbH. This program is a serious part of the Spanish Military’s plan to gear up with the intention to guarantee future effectiveness. GMV as contractor of the navigation system will combine iXblue programs with GMV’s know-how in GNSS and navigation algorithms. First batch of 348 autos, to start out changing in 2020 a complete of 1200 autos for Spanish Military. Spanish Navy Marines is an undetermined variety of Piranha V with 120 mm weapons will substitute the M60A3 in service.

iXblue is a French high-tech firm (design and manufacture of inertial energy crops, underwater acoustic gear (sonars), shipbuilding, optical fibres and parts, mechatronics, synthetic intelligence). The gear iXblue develops is meant for the civil and army maritime sector in addition to the house sector. The corporate, which employs roughly 650 folks, together with 300 engineers and docs, has a turnover of €100 million, 80% of which is generated internationally. It has 7 amenities with a central web site in Saint-Germain-en-Laye. 50% of its turnover is generated by inertia energy crops, by which the corporate is a world chief. The fibre optic gyrometer developed by iXblue is used on the emergency gyrocompass of French nuclear assault submarines and is put in on a number of sequence of scientific (Gaia) and telecommunications satellites.