Eurosatory 2018: iXblue Launches New Revolutionary Gun Laying & Topographic System


iXblue, a global leader in the design and manufacturing of innovative navigation and positioning solutions, launches a revolutionary Gun Laying and Topographic System named Advans Theodolite - GLTS. Based on the combat-proven concept of the traditional artillery theodolite, iXblue’s GLTS Theodolite ensures continuous topographic and artillery operations by offering reliable, accurate and uninterrupted positioning information thanks to its integrated compact Inertial Navigation System (INS).


Eurosatory 2018 iXblue Launches New Revolutionary Gun Laying Topographic System
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A light-weight and deployable system capable of rapidly gathering data for GIS
Forces on the field are in serious need of light-weight and deployable acquisition modules capable of acquiring geo-referenced information at very short notice in order to have a good understanding of all the geographical elements of the environment they are progressing in during their military operations. iXblue’s Advans Theodolite - GLTS was developed to respond to this specific need and offers armed forces a mobile and flexible solution to efficiently and rapidly elaborate topography referenced points on the battlefield. Its light-weight (less than 40kg) and integrated INS makes it ideal for any survey operation requiring a deployable system that can travel in a vehicle or be mounted on the floor and be ready to use within a few seconds (<15s).

An integrated INS for artillery continuous deployment in GNSS-denied environments
Benefiting from the strong expertise of iXblue in the design and manufacturing of state-of-the-art Fiber-Optic Gyroscopes (FOG), the GLTS Theodolite’s Advans INS, operating in numerous defense programs across Europe, South America and the Middle East, is made insensitive to changes in temperatures or magnetic disturbances and is resistant to extreme shocks and vibrations. Thanks to its genuine strap-down and solid-state design, it is exempt of all the physical drawbacks that can affect other existing technologies and provides unrivaled longevity and reliability, as well as very low power consumption. Thanks to its integrated INS, iXblue’s GLTS Theodolite provides reliable, accurate and uninterrupted positioning information, ensuring continuous military operations for all army forces on the battleground.

A single cost-efficient solution to digitize old artillery launchers
Thanks to iXblue’s Advans Theodolite - GLTS, compatible with any kind of weapon, it is now possible for armed forces to digitize their artillery launcher units by using a single cost-efficient system. Indeed, the GLTS Theodolite, thanks to the constant knowledge of its position, can perform accurate gun orientation and positioning at very short notice, even in non-prepared battery positions, with a precision close to that of INS-equipped units, at a much lesser cost.

iXblue’s Advans Theodolite - GLTS offers a performant and reliable tool to conduct various missions such as rapidly and efficiently elaborating topography referenced points on the battlefield, maintaining gun position accuracy and high-tempo of operation in GNSS-denied environments, as well as controlling gun laying or performing accurate gun orientation and positioning in a reduced timeframe, while digitizing old artillery launchers units. Easy to integrate on any vehicle and to connect to GIS, iXblue’s Advans Theodolite - GLTS offers a very flexible, mobile and cost-effective revolutionary solution to army topographers and artillery troops needing a reliable and efficient tool for their operations.


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