Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and the Directorate of Defense Research & Development (DDR&D) of Israel’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) have established a technology centre.

The technology centre is focused on developing navigation technologies that can function in global positioning system (GPS)-denied environments.

Located in Israel, the new centre will be engaged in the production of navigation systems for the future battlefield.

UMOS DDR&D chief brigade general Yaniv Rotem said: “The extensive know-how and experience accumulated at DDR&D and TAMAM, our partners, allowed us to challenge ourselves with this new endeavour and accomplish something impressive.

“The follow-up programme 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.”

IAI said that it will develop and produce ‘highly accurate’ inertial sensors in the new centre. These sensors will enable the production of advanced navigation systems.

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IAI TAMAM division general manager Avi Elisha said: “Our partnership with Israeli MoD DDR&D dates back many years. We work together to achieve the ongoing enhancement of the innovative navigation systems for Israel.

“The new centre 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.”

Founded on Israeli innovation, the innovative navigation sensor technology is based on years of research and partnership between IAI and DDR&D.

According to IAI, these sensors will be implemented in several operational systems within the defence systems of Israel, enabling the country to address the challenges associated with the modern battlefield.