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Naval Group chooses iXblue to provide navigation systems for future export Gowind-class vessels

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Saint-Germain-en-Laye (FRANCE) – 02/07/2020 – iXblue has been selected by Naval Group to supply navigation systems for two Gowind corvettes intended for the international market. These two future combat corvettes will be fitted with Marins navigation systems and Netans data distribution & processing units. This contract reinforces iXblue’s long-standing collaboration with Naval Group. iXblue’s navigation solutions have indeed already been selected by the naval defense company for numerous French and export programs.

Gowind at sea Credit Naval Group 715

Gowind at sea – Credit Naval Group

“We’re delighted with Naval Group’s renewed confidence in our navigation solutions for a key export program such as the Gowinds,” states Benoît Kerouanton, Director of iXblue’s Navigation Division. “Each of the two corvettes will be equipped with two Marins navigation systems and two Netans data distribution & processing units and will thus benefit from extremely reliable, efficient and secure navigational information, whatever the environment, even when GNSS signals are unavailable, jammed or spoofed.”

Based on fiber-optic gyroscope (FOG) technology, iXblue navigation solutions already equip more than 650 surface ships and underwater platforms in 40 navies and coast guards, including major programs such as the French Navy’s future FDI , the new Astute-class nuclear attack submarines and the Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers of the UK Royal Navy, the F122 (Bremen-class) and F123 frigates (Brandenburg-class) of the German Navy, and the new OPV 87 of the Argentine Navy.

 About iXblue

iXblue is a global high-tech company specializing in the design and manufacturing of advanced marine, photonics and autonomy technologies. The group in-house expertise includes innovative systems and solutions devoted to inertial navigation, subsea positioning, underwater imaging, as well as shipbuilding and test & simulation. iXblue technologies support Civil and Defense customers in carrying out their sea, land and space operations with maximum safety, efficiency and reliability. Employing a workforce of 650 people worldwide, iXblue conducts its business in over 60 countries. www.ixblue.com

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