Polish electronic systems and military equipment manufacturer Wojskowe Zaklady Elektroniczne (WZE) has selected Honeywell’s navigation technology in a bid to improve Polish military defence capabilities.
Honeywell’s tactical advanced land inertial navigator (TALIN) system will be fitted on the Polish Armed Forces’ fleet of 96 Rak 120mm mortar turret and command vehicles.
This inertial navigation system will enhance the mobility of ground forces and improve defensive operations.
Suitable for GPS-denied environments, TALIN navigation systems are built with high-accuracy ring laser-gyro systems and accelerometers for both military and commercial applications.
These systems provide position and velocity information to the crews of tactical military vehicles, such as battle tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and armoured personnel carriers, in high-shock and GPS-denied environments.
According to Honeywell, an inertial sensor package provides improved situational awareness on the battlefield by displaying information in three dimensions, including forward / backwards, up / down and left / right.
The company has developed the gTALIN, eTALIN II and eTALIN Mini systems for military vehicle and tank applications.
The gTALIN comes with an embedded GPS, while the ethernet-capable eTALIN II can be customised based on customer requirements.
Honeywell has designed aTALIN with an ethernet interface to withstand high-shock environments.
TALIN 500 will provide navigation to light military vehicles in GPS-denied locations, the company said.
WZE provides reconnaissance and electronic warfare solutions on behalf of the Polish military.
Image: TALIN navigation systems provide precise and continuous position and velocity information to the crews of tactical military vehicles. Photo: courtesy of Honeywell International.