Inertial navigation systems from Israel Aerospace Industries selected by Israel's Merkava tank and Namer APC

BEN-GURION INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Israel, 9 Oct. 2010. The Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Tamam division won a multi- year contract to supply the Tamam Modular Azimuth Position System (TMAPS) and the Advanced Navigation System (ADNAV), to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). The contract has the potential to reach approximately $30 million. The systems will be used on the Merkava tank, and on the Namer Merkava-based armored personal carrier (APC), respectively.

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BEN-GURION INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Israel, 9 Oct. 2010. The Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Tamam division won a multi- year contract to supply the Tamam Modular Azimuth Position System (TMAPS) and the Advanced Navigation System (ADNAV), to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). The contract has the potential to reach approximately $30 million. The systems will be used on the Merkava tank, and on the Namer Merkava-based armored personal carrier (APC), respectively.

The inertial navigation systems provide position, heading, and orientation data. The TMAPS and the ADNAV are suitable for many types of platforms (tanks, APCs, self-propelled guns, towed guns, artillery radars, rocket launchers, and armored, reconnaissance, logistic, command, surveillance, special forces, and other kinds of vehicles) in different battlefield scenarios, including urban areas.

Based on TAMAM's excellent ring laser gyro and fiber optic gyrotechnologies, the TMAPS and the ADNAV are cost-effective advanced inertial navigation systems and can operate in GPS-disturbed or jammed battlefield scenarios.

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