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Inertial platforms: iXBlue’s fibre-optic gyro technology

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Inertial platforms: iXBlue’s fibre-optic gyro technology

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Inertial navigation systems are critical items of military hardware, not least because they enable military platforms and weapon systems to determine their position independently. France boasts world-class know-how in fibre-optic gyroscopes and INS technologies.

At sea, ships need to know where they are at all times and to the highest possible accuracy. This has always been a challenge. Once out of sight of landmarks, the only reference points for autonomous position fixing are the Sun and stars when visible (which is seldom the case for submarines). To be both effective a

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