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The British Army's new Ajax armoured fighting vehicles are to be fitted with inertial navigation systems.

Honeywell has been contracted to equip the British Army's new Ajax armoured fighting vehicles. The 'Talin' inertial land navigation technology will provide a 'lightweight and highly accurate laser guidance system', according to the manufacturers.

The system features 3-axis inertial sensors, usng laser-gyros and accelerometers, and can be easily installed - weighing <6kg, it is claimed to be smaller and lighter than other navigation solutions currently available.

Provision of 589 Ajax vehicles is part of a $5.9bn contract awarded to General Dynamics Land Systems UK in September 2014 and planned to run until 2023. The armoured fighting vehicle will be equipped with acoustic detectors, advanced electronic architecture and a high-performance power pack, as well as situational awareness, laser warning, electronic countermeasure and route-marking systems.

Honeywell explains that over 15,000 Talin systems are currently deployed by land, air and sea on more than 60 military and commercial platforms worldwide.

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  • 07 December 2016
  • RIN

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