France: iXBlue has unveiled 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 navies for surface-vessel and submarine operations in littoral and open-sea environments.
According to a press release by the company, 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.