Friday, October 8, 2010

IAI to Supply TAMAM's TMAPS and ADNAV to Israel Defense Forces

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) was awarded a multi- year contract to supply TAMAM's Modular Azimuth Position System (TMAPS) and the Advanced Navigation System (ADNAV), to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). The contract has the potential to reach approximately $30 million (USD).

The systems will be utilized on the "Merkava" tank, and on the "Namer" Merkava-based armored personal carrier (APC), respectively. ADNAV and TMAPS are exhibited at the annual Latrun Conference held these days in Israel, organized by The Institute for Land Warfare Studies, the Israeli Ground Forces, and the Armored Corps Memorial Site and the Latrun Museum Association.

Mr. Shaul Shahar, General Manger of IAI's TAMAM Division, said: " The TMAPS and the ADNAV are part of TAMAM's advanced line of successful land navigation systems, and we are proud hat the IDF has chosen our system for its Merkava tanks and its new Namer APCs."

The inertial navigation systems provide position, heading and orientation data. The TMAPS and the ADNAV are suitable for many types of platforms (tanks, APCs, self propelled guns, towed guns, artillery radars, rocket launchers, and armored, reconnaissance, logistic, command, surveillance, special forces, and other kinds of vehicles) in different battlefield scenarios, including urban areas.

Based on TAMAM's excellent Ring Laser Gyro (RLG) and Fiber Optic Gyro (FOG) technologies, the TMAPS and the ADNAV are the most cost-effective advanced inertial navigation systems available, and can operate in GPS-disturbed or jammed battlefield scenarios.

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