In battle, the ability to move and position with the greatest precision, without being seen by enemy troops, is of a decisive importance.
Whether it is to reach an optimal firing position identified by special forces or a UAV, to strike a target from several vantage points simultaneously, or to change position before the enemy strikes back, the slightest intercepted communication, the slightest coordination error can cost the lives of soldiers and the loss of equipment.
High acuracy and ITAR* free
It is therefore vitally important that the navigation system carried by the front vehicles, especially the fire trucks, delivers extreme accuracy, longterm reliability, simplified vehicle integration and, last but of course not least, reduced cost of ownership.
The TopAxyz inertial navigation system meets every one of these criteria.
Thanks to its unique 3-axis Ring Laser Gyrometer, TopAxyz has the best SWAP (size, weight and power) on the market and the best sensor measurement stability in the world. These key characteristics make all the difference in severe environments, for example, when the terrain is uneven and the use of GPS is impossible. Thales' mastery of the entire embedded technology also means that TopAxyz is ITAR free.
Exemplary Cross-Fertilization for a Unique Solution
Fruit of expertise acquired over more than 30 years in the critical field of inertial navigation, primarily for launchers (Ariane 4 and 5 among others), missiles, plus military and civil aircraft (including the recent Airbus A350), TopAxyz is a compelling example of the cross-fertilization of Thales’ various competencies (naval, landand aerospace) in order to make technological solutions available to other markets. Gilles Labrousse, Head of Product Line - TopAxyz Inertial Solutions, at Thales.
It’s no surprise that TopAxyz inertial navigation system has already been selected by the French Army to equip its new JAGUAR Armoured Reconnaissance and Combat Vehicle.