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FMV selects iXblue Quadrans navigation systems to equip its high-speed crafts

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Josie Kemp

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Josie Kemp

The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) signed a contract with navigation company iXblue for up to 172 FOG-based Quadrans gyrocompasses. The Quadrans navigation systems will be delivered over four years and will equip the Swedish Navy’s fleet of high speed crafts, mainly combat boats CB90.

“The FMV was seeking new maintenance-free and high-performance gyrocompasses for the retrofit of their fleet of high speed crafts,” said David Cunningham, commercial director at iXblue. “The CB90 vessels are indeed very fast boats and need the most reliable and accurate heading and attitude data to navigate safely. With our Marins Series Inertial Navigation Systems being already in service on the Gotland-class submarines and Koster Class MCMV’s, and our Quadrans gyrocompasses equipping other surface boats in the Swedish Navy fleet, the FMV was familiar with the high-performance delivered by our systems and knew the Quadrans met the specific requirements needed for the CB90.”

The Quadrans gyrocompasses are build around iXblue’s Fiber-Optic Gyroscope technology. According to the company, the gyrocompasses provide highly accurate heading and attitude data and are perfectly suited for high performance at high speeds and in challenging environments such as GNSS-denied settings.

In addition, the Quadrans Gyrocompasses are compact, lightweight and with low power consumption. They’re easy to install on small-sized crafts, while their open architecture guarantees seamless interfacing with all major GNSS systems and third-party navigation software, iXblue added.

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