• Raytheon Australia will use Honeywell’s TALIN technology to provide highly accurate, non-GPS-dependent navigation solutions

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 22 June 2021. As part of the Australian Department of Defence’s Land 19 Phase 7B programme, Honeywell has been selected by Raytheon Australia to provide its Tactical Advanced Land Inertial Navigator (TALIN) for the enhanced configuration of the National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System (eNASAMS). The TALIN technology will help enhance the eNASAMS performance by providing precise and accurate positioning, pointing, and targeting, even where GPS satellite guidance is not available.

Suitable for GPS-denied environments, Honeywell TALIN navigation is a high-accuracy ring laser-gyro-based system that enhances situational awareness and is suitable in both military and commercial applications.

Raytheon Australia is working with Raytheon Technologies and KONGSBERG Defence & Aerospace to deliver a new Short-Range Ground-Based Air Defence capability that will enter service with the Australian Army in 2023. The eNASAMS system includes a passive electro-optical and infrared sensor and upgraded missile canister launchers and provides high-mobility launchers (HMLs) for increased performance and lifetime extension. 

The enhanced configuration of eNASAMS will replace the existing capability used by the Australian Defence Force and will provide the Australian Army with an integrated ground-based surface-to-air defence system. This capability will enable the Australian Army to engage multiple threat types with the TALIN technology providing highly accurate precision-pointing capabilities in GPS-denied environments.

“We have been at the forefront of inertial navigation system technologies for more than three decades,” said Tim Van Luven, vice president, Defense Aftermarket Sales, Honeywell Aerospace Asia Pacific. “Our advanced inertial navigation system for land applications will provide the Australian Army with a lightweight and highly accurate laser guidance navigation system that enables precision navigation for mission success even in difficult terrains.”

Honeywell’s TALIN family of land navigation and pointing systems has proven performance with more than 18,000 systems deployed in more than 20 countries for use on over 60 land-based platforms, including M1A1 Abrams Tank, Polish Fighting Vehicle and Akash Army Launcher. Featuring three-axis inertial sensors and weighing less than 6 kilograms, it is easily installed and can be mounted in several ways. It is smaller and lighter than other available navigation solutions and offers more reliable performance.