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CDL's fibre optic gyro system secures military contract
Date: Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 14:00:00 EDT
Topic: SURVEY NEWS


CDL's fibre optic gyro system secures military contractCDL are proud to announce the award of their first military contract for their TOGS-S unit. The purchase order of 12 TOGS Surface fibre optic gyro systems was placed by Marine Electronic Systems of Totton, England as part of their integrated bridge system solution to be installed on 12 Griffon hovercrafts bound for India. CDL's TOGS-S system was selected as the most cost effective solution while maintaining the high performance levels required for this application.



TOGS-S is a North seeking FOG with heading accuracy up to 0.2° with GPS aiding (0.5° unaided) designed for surface application including commercial shipping, military craft, yachts and land vehicles. With it's extremely flexible functionality it can work in conjunction with any GPS system to also provide a robust INS positioning system as well as a full attitude, heave and heading reference allowing full motion tracking.

The TOGS-S stands alone in offering the latest in Fibre Optic Gyro technology at a price currently unrivalled in the market.
 

Commenting on the award, Nick Green, Sales Manager at CDL said: "The decision by MES to commit to the TOGS-S system for this contract is welcome justification for the effort and inward investment CDL have made in recent years in developing the next generation of navigation systems for offshore use. Our efforts in recent months to diversify our offering beyond our traditional subsea solutions to the wider Marine and Defense sectors are also now paying dividends. MES been at the leading edge of their sector for a number of years now and we are proud to have been seen as the provider of choice."

MES is a leading systems integrator, supplier and installer of fully integrated Bridge Systems for the shipping and military sectors. Their reputation is founded on taking equipment from the world's best manufacturers and integrating this equipment into reliable and ergonomically designed solutions.







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