IDEX 2021: Ventura Defense integrates GEONYX for high-precision mounted mortar pointing system

Spanish company Ventura Defense is the manufacturer of the ALAKRAN light mobile mortar carrier system, available in both 81mm and 120mm. ALAKRAN is known to be the first mortar carrier with automatic aiming capabilities that does not need a recoil absorption mechanism. Recognized for its great modular capabilities, ALAKRAN is designed to work in harsh environments and is perfectly designed for today’s operational requirements.

ALAKRAN is now reaching unprecedented pointing and navigation precision thanks to the successful integration of Safran Electronics & Defense’s GEONYX™ inertial navigation system (INS). GEONYX™ is a compact inertial land orientation and navigation unit that provides navigation and dynamic attitude references in full GNSS-denied environment, including most-demanding artillery systems. GEONYX™ embeds the Hemispherical Resonating Gyro (HRG) technology, state-of-the-art inertial component that provides enhanced performance and reliability.

ALAKRAN and GEONYX™ are the perfect match. Both systems are designed to work in tough environments, in GNSS denied conditions and on all types of grounds, including urban and desert areas. GEONYX™ is the most compact, robust, and reliable land inertial navigation and pointing system of the market. ALAKRAN is the most robust, easy to maintain, fast and accurate, effective and cost-efficient mortar carrier in the market.

They are both made to provide customers with an efficient shoot-and-scoot capability to operators, thanks to ALAKRAN unparalleled speed of deployment and GEONYX™ fast alignment time to reach full performance.

ALAKRAN fitted with GEONYX™ INS provides a modular, precise and highly-reliable lightweight mortar system to operators, responding to their most demanding requirements.

Source: Ventura Defense news release

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