IMOD DDR&D and IAI Inaugurate Advanced Navigation Technology Center

A new technological center dedicated to developing and producing non-GPS navigation systems was recently launched by the Directorate of Defense Research & Development (DDR&D), part of Israel’s Ministry of Defense (IMOD), and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI). In the new center, IAI will
develop and manufacture highly-accurate inertial sensors. These sensors will enable the production of next generation navigation systems, and will significantly increase their performance and capabilities.

The innovative navigation sensor technology is founded on unique Israeli innovation based on years of research and collaboration between DDR&D and IAI. These sensors will be implemented in various operational systems within Israel’s defense systems, thus enabling Israel to maintain its qualitative advantage and to continue to address the challenges of the modern battlefield.

Brig. Gen. Yaniv Rotem, Chief of R&D at UMOS DDR&D, said, “In launching the new compound, DDR&D demonstrates our position at the forefront of technology and its contribution to Israel’s technological independence. The extensive know how and experience accumulated at DDR&D and TAMAM, our partners, allowed us to challenge ourselves with this new endeavor and accomplish something impressive. The follow-up program is just as challenging and we plan to work diligently until we prove the new
capability in the various applications and in collaboration with IDF units.”

Avi Elisha, IAI’s TAMAM Division GM, said, “Our partnership with IMOD DDR&D dates back many years. We work together to achieve the ongoing enhancement of the innovative navigation systems for Israel. The new center we launched will allow highly accurate navigation capabilities with IAI’s unique technologies. Only a handful of countries have this technology, which is a game-changer in the field of inertial navigation.”

The new navigation technology center established at TAMAM, IAI’s electro-optics and navigation house in IAI’s Systems Missiles and Space Group, represents decades of experience in developing navigation systems.

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is a world-leading aerospace and defense company innovating and delivering state-of-the-art technologies in space, air, land, naval, cyber & homeland security for defense and commercial markets. Combining the “Start-up Nation” spirit of innovation with decades of combat-proven experience, IAI provides customers with tailor-made, cutting-edge solutions to the unique challenges they face including satellites, UAVs, missiles, intelligence solutions, weapon systems, air defense systems, robotic systems, radars, business jets, aerostructures, and more. Established in 1953, IAI is one of Israel’s largest technology employers with offices and R&D centers in Israel and abroad.

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