iXblue delivers French Navy the cybersecure navigation system
iXblue has delivered to Naval Group, in the presence of Florence Parly, French Minister of the Armed Forces, the cybersecure navigation system for the first Defense and Intervention Frigate (FDI) for the French Navy under the project management of the French General Directorate of Armament (DGA). This is the first delivery of the contract signed between iXblue and Naval Group in 2017, which calls for the acquisition of Marins inertial navigation systems and Netans data distribution & processing units to equip the five new-generation frigates.
Based on the iXblue Fiber-Optic Gyroscope technology, the Marins units are very high performance inertial navigation systems, meeting the military requirements of the most modern combat ships. They provide highly accurate position, heading, roll, pitch and speed information regardless of the environment and even when GNSS signals are inaccessible. At the heart of the navigation system, the Netans data distribution & processing unit interfaces directly with the ship’s sensors, acquiring, analyzing, correlating and then distributing data to all onboard systems. As a result, the Netans range provides reliable, consistent and accurate navigation information in the most difficult operational environments, while also addressing cyber security challenges.
iXblue navigation systems, which have become references in the naval defense market, already equip more than 40 navies and coastguards worldwide, as well as 70% of the French Navy’s ships. iXblue also equips the entire French fleet with navigation software.