Posted by Courtney E. Howard
PHOENIX, 11 Aug. 2010. U.S. Army officials have selected Honeywell’s high-performance, shock-tolerant artillery Tactical Advanced Land Inertial Navigator (aTALIN) for the M119 howitzer under an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract, with potential value of up to $65 million. The aTALIN design incorporates internal shock isolation, reducing setup and calibration time and increasing system reliability to improve mission effectiveness.
"Without external shock isolation, Honeywell's aTALIN is capable of meeting better than 1 milliradian accuracy, which is equivalent to targeting a truck from five miles away," says Paul Vidano, vice president of Militaries and Operators, Honeywell Aerospace. "Honeywell provides a self-contained solution that streamlines the set-up, calibration, maintenance and logistics support typically required by systems that incorporate secondary isolation to sustain associated shock and performance."
Honeywell's TALIN family of products, used for various combat vehicle applications, provides continuous, self-contained, accurate location and pointing information for enhanced situational awareness, far target location, target acquisition, weapon and sensor pointing. The aTALIN utilizes the latest ring laser gyro and accelerometer technology in conjunction with an embedded Global Positioning System (GPS) and internal shock isolation system.