Northrop Grumman unveiled a new compact next-generation maritime inertial navigation system at the Sea-Air-Space symposium.
The Sea Fiber Optic Inertial Navigation with Data Distribution (SeaFind) system features enhanced fibre-optic gyro technology, which provides it with the same level of performance as the company's Mk 39 ring laser gyrocompass family of inertial navigation products, while being significantly smaller in size. The compact sensor measures 250×250×127 mm and weighs just 4.9 kg.
Speaking to Jane's on 6 May, Susan Lockey Hawkins, director, business, development, and strategy for Northrop Grumman's maritime systems division, said SeaFind was developed to meet the needs of the smaller ship market.
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