Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (KDA) has selected iXblue to provide the MARINS M8 inertial navigation systems (INS) for the new U212CD submarines for the Norwegian and German Navies, iXblue writes in a press release. Built by Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems (TKMS), the Norwegian Navy will receive four, and the German Navy two newly built class U212CD (Common Design). The MARINS M8 INS will be interfaced with KTA Naval Systems’ ORCCA combat management system. The MARINS series are the highest-grade Inertial Navigation Systems (INS) produced by iXblue. According to the company, naval units to be equipped with the system include:
- the full fleet of the UK Royal Navy submarines
- the Swedish Navy’s A19 and A26 boats
- the newest French FDI,
- Spain’s F110 multi-mission frigates
- the US Navy’s FREEDOM-class Littoral Combat Ships
- Finland’s four multi-role corvettes (SQUADRON 2020 project)
- the Polish Navy’s KORMORAN II class MCMVs
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