iXblue has been awarded by the Serbian defense company Jugoimport-SDPR with a contract to provide over 24 Advans Vega Inertial Navigation Systems (INS) for the accurate positioning and pointing of its new Nora 155mm howitzers.
iXblue’s Advans Vega INS was chosen by Jugoimport-SDPR to replace the current technology already in use on the Nora 155mm howitzers, after undergoing a range of comprehensive testing. It was selected over competing INS not only for its high-performance or price but also for the easy-integration of iXblue’s INS and the outstanding support delivered by the company’s engineers during the project. “Jugoimport SDPR is one of the largest European artillery manufacturers. Our selection procedure for technology partners is very rigid”, states Aleksandar Lijakovic, Sales Director and Member of the Board of Directors of Jugoimmport SPDR. “iXblue was selected after several months of testing in which Advans Vega was exposed to the greatest stresses and maintained remarkable precision. We hope that this partnership between Jugoimport SDPR and iXblue will grow into long-term strategic cooperation.”
Benefiting from the strong expertise of iXblue in the design and manufacturing of state-of-the-art Fiber-Optic Gyroscopes (FOG), the Advans Vega INS is intended for new and retrofit programs on the land defense market. It delivers unrivaled performance and reliability in extreme environments (temperature changes, magnetic disturbances, shocks and vibrations), including GNSS-denied ones. Thanks to its genuine strap-down and solid-state design, it provides unrivaled longevity and reliability and does not require preventive maintenance.
“This contract awarded by Jugoimport-SDPR continues to attest to the advanced quality of our products on the land defense market and further strengthens our leadership in navigation technologies,” explains Jean-Marc Binois, Sales Director at iXblue. “The Advans Vega system was considered the most advanced and innovative by Jugoimport-SDPR. We are proud of the trust they put in our products and look forward to future collaboration with them.”
This new contract confirms iXblue’s growing presence on the Land Defense market and further cements the company’s position as one of the leading Inertial Navigation Systems supplier, with Advans Series INS operating in numerous defense programs across Europe, South America and the Middle-East. Combat-proven and ITAR-Free, the Advans Series has furthermore been selected for all types of land defense applications, from artillery launchers (howitzer, mortars, MLRS) to armored vehicles, including optronics and radars.