UAE Systems Integrator Chooses IXSEA

15.10.2010 UAE
UAE Systems Integrator Chooses IXSEA

UAE Systems Integrator Chooses IXSEA

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On behalf of the UAE Navy, UAE Systems Integrator Company Abu Dhabi Systems Integration LLC (ADSI) has chosen IXSEA navigation equipment for work it is doing for the country’s navy.
ADSI is the Combat System Integrator (CSI) of 12 Ghannatha-class missile boats, which will use IXSEA’s MARINS Inertial Navigation Systems (INS), and upgrading 12 Ghannatha-class transport boats, which will use PHINS systems. The IXSEA systems will be used for navigation and positioning and, in the case of the missile boats, to provide attitude measurement for weaponry alignment and stabilisation.

MARINS is the first high-performance INS to be based on IXSEA's Fibre Optic Gyroscope (FOG) technology, and is designed to meet naval demands for accurate and reliable inertial navigation. Military-specification-qualified and incorporating a sophisticated Kalman filter, this strap-down system is suitable for navigation and weapons control on all types of naval vessels, including attack submarines, offshore patrol vessels, destroyers and frigates.

PHINS (or PHotonic Inertial Navigation System) also incorporates FOG technology and is a surface INS that outputs position, attitude and velocity data with extremely high accuracy. PHINS is high-speed-craft certified by the International Maritime Organization, and will accept aiding data from various input sources. It is suitable for application on any surface vessel and a variety of subsea vehicles.
 
ADSI selected IXSEA from two suppliers recommended by the UAE navy. Oscar Correa, Ghannatha CSI Program Manager, ADSI, said: “We chose IXSEA because we found that its navigation systems are very precise, state-of-the-art systems that provide operators with a complete set of data. They are also highly reliable”.

“The two systems also offered the best cost benefit from the operational and commercial viewpoints,” Correa added. “IXSEA’s systems are perfect for our applications.”
 
 



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