Honeywell’s Inertial Land Navigation Technology for Australian Defence Force

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KUALA LUMPUR: Honeywell has been selected by Raytheon Australia to provide Tactical Advanced Land Inertial Navigator (TALIN) for the enhanced configuration of the National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System (eNASAMS). The project is part of the Australian Department of Defence’s Land 19 Phase 7B initiative.

The TALIN technology will help enhance the eNASAMS performance by providing precise and accurate positioning, pointing, and targeting, even where GPS satellite guidance is not available.

Suitable for GPS-denied environments, Honeywell TALIN navigation is a high-accuracy ring laser-gyrobased system that enhances situational awareness and is suitable in both military and commercial applications.

“We have been at the forefront of inertial navigation system technologies for more than three decades,” said Vice President, Defense Aftermarket Sales, Honeywell Aerospace Asia-Pacific, Tim Van Luven. “Our advanced inertial navigation system for land applications will provide the Australian Army with a lightweight and highly accurate laser guidance navigation system that enables precision navigation for mission success even in difficult terrains.”

Raytheon Australia is working with Raytheon Technologies and Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace to deliver a new Short-Range Ground-Based Air Defence capability that will enter service with the Australian Army in 2023, said Honeywell in a statement.

The eNASAMS system includes a passive electro-optical and infrared sensor and upgraded missile canister launchers and provides high-mobility launchers (HMLs) for increased performance and lifetime extension.

The enhanced configuration of eNASAMS will replace the existing capability used by the Australian Defence Force and will provide the Australian Army with an integrated ground-based surface-to-air defence system.

This capability will enable the Australian Army to engage multiple threat types with the TALIN technology providing highly accurate precision-pointing capabilities in GPS-denied environments.—hon/adj/aaa (Photo: Honeywell)