German Navy frigates to feature iXblue navigation systems

French technology company iXblue has received a contract to supply inertial navigation systems for Germany’s four F123 Brandenburg-class frigates and two F122 Bremen-class frigates that are to be upgraded.

Under the contract, iXblue is to deliver Marins M3 inertial navigation systems and Netans N3 systems for data processing and distribution.

Olivier Cervantes, iXblue’s Vice President, Sales and Marketing, commented the decision: “We were able to analyze and understand our customer’s needs, as precisely as possible. iXblue has the obvious benefit of offering an extended range for each type of product: the Marins and Netans range enabled us to adapt our solutions to meet our customer’s expectations, based on iXblue’s technological building blocks and by selecting the most appropriate system in terms of performance and cost (Marins M3 and Netans N3).”

iXblue’s inertial navigation systems are used on board vessels of the British, Swedish and German navies, the company noted.