February 19th, 2017
Nexter System selects iXblue's Advans Vega inertial navigation system to equip its famous Caesar self-propelled howitzer as part of a new export contract.
iXblue, a French industrial group world-renowned for its navigation and aiming solutions, will be supplying its strategic partner Nexter, a KNDS Group company, with 27 INS for the positioning and aiming of its 155 mm howitzers.
The choice of iXblue's Advans Series range of inertial navigation systems for the Caesar howitzer artillery systems manufactured by Nexter is the product of a partnership established between the two companies. iXblue already equips the 105LG1 105 mm artillery canons produced by the French integrator.
Dedicated to land military applications, the Advans Series INS, based on iXblue's fiber-optic gyroscope (FOG) technology, deliver unrivaled performance and reliability in extreme environments where GPS information may often not be accessible. iXblue's comprehensive range of navigation solutions are tailored to address the full scope of military land-based applications, from vehicle navigation (Blue Force) through to the requirements of armored and artillery vehicles.
Olivier Cervantes, iXblue's Vice President, Sales and Marketing, commented: "We are extremely grateful to Nexter System for this decision which underlines the excellence of the iXblue's INSs in terms of performance, reliability, lifecycle costs and versatility. This success also reflects the founding values of iXblue, which are innovation, excellence and a strong commitment to our partners. iXblue is very proud to equip one of the most emblematic artillery systems on the market."
This contract confirms the iXblue group’s status as a leading partner to major integrators in the military land sector, as well as further strengthening the technological leadership of the French company, whose Advans Series INS are in service in armies across the world, and whose Marins Series benchmark navigation solution already equips more than 35 of the world's navies.