BAE Systems selected Australian firm Advanced Navigation’s inertial navigation system for the Swedish CV90 tracked vehicles, with BAE Systems contracted by the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) to provide upgrades to the vehicles.
Established in 2012 and headquartered in Sydney, Advanced Navigation develops navigation and robotics capabilities by sea, land, air and space, and is currently developing complex solutions for AI-based inertial navigation, navigation satellites, SaaS platforms and radio frequency technologies.
Since its creation, the company has grown to establish offices across the world.
According to BAE Systems, the recent engagement is the third contract awarded by BAE Systems to Advanced Navigation for the tracked vehicles, with the most recent contract for the delivery of Advanced Navigation’s Motus solution.
Thus far, the three contracts have come to over US$4.2 million.
The company’s Motus system includes MEMS accelerometers and cutting-edge gyroscopes which are integrated into AI algorithms that deliver FOG level capabilities to the vehicle.
Tony Martin, BAE Systems Australia Global Access Program (GAP) manager, explains that he expects Advanced Navigation’s global footprint to continue growing.
“We’re very proud of the continued success Advanced Navigation is achieving and have no doubt that their technology will drive opportunities in new markets within the coming years,” Martin said.
“The company’s involvement on this significant upgrade of the CV90 fleet provides the chance to demonstrate its capabilities to a new range of potential customers.”
The contract between BAE Systems and Advanced Navigation was supported by the prime’s GAP unit, which supports Australian businesses entering BAE’s international supply chain.
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John Colvin, chief revenue officer at Advanced Navigation, explained that the GAP program has supported the ongoing development of the business.
“We have valued our relationship with BAE Systems and the GAP team which has opened a number of doors and new opportunities for us to expand our business and build on our capabilities. Our AI-based systems will provide unparalleled capabilities and the highest performance for BAE Systems’ CV90,” Colvin explained.
“With already over 1,100 customers across 70 countries, Advanced Navigation is excited about seeing how BAE Systems’ GAP program can continue to expand our reach and accelerate our global business initiatives.”
BAE Systems projects that the GAP team has supported Australian businesses receive over $100 million in contracts.