Advanced Navigation Solution for GPS-Denied Environment

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Soldiers compete in the 2018 Best Medic Competition on Camp Bullis, Texas, Sept. 18, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by Courtney Dock)

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Global militaries are leveraging multiple technologies and solutions to ensure navigation in GPS-denied environments. The US Army has recently chosen a new inertial navigation system (INS) for land vehicle navigation in GPS-denied environments. The Army has awarded a $37.9 million contract to Honeywell for the commercial Tactical Advanced Land Inertial Navigator (TALIN) 5000 inertial navigation unit.

The TALIN INS family is for military vehicles and main battle tanks, artillery systems, radar and satellite communications stabilization, missile launchers, light military vehicles, and military survey applications.

The proven, battle-tested solution combines the company’s ring laser gyro technology and accelerometers for demanding military and commercial environments without the need for secondary shock isolation. 

The TALIN 5000 offers attitude alignment and orientation in any orientation and on-the-move; angular rate of 200 degrees per second; has mean time between failures of more than 50,000 hours; and operates on 18 to 32 volts DC at less power consumption than 26 Watts, according to

The system requires no cooling, and operates in temperatures from -46 to 71 degrees Celsius; uses standard internal three-axis inertial sensors; interfaces to VMS, PLGR, and DAGR GPS devices; and offers modular partitioned software.

According to the company website, over 15,000 TALIN systems have been deployed by land, air and sea on more than 60 military and commercial platforms worldwide, 

TALIN is ideal for GPS-denied environments, it is easily installed and can be hard mounted in any orientation, providing a smaller, lighter and more reliable performance than other available solutions.