11/04/2015 Oliver Austin - DefenceIQ
This November, Norwegian Navy’s Nordkapp-class offshore patrol boats are to be fitted with the SIGMA 40 laser-gyro navigation systems, developed and manufactured by France-based Sagem.
The standalone system is designed to guarantee high-precision navigation even in the harshest environments. The Royal Norwegian Navy is said to have opted for SIGMA 40 because of its sustained performance under the country’s specific maritime conditions, including fjords, inclement weather and ice. The system also offers long-term resistance to shocks, complying with with shock resistance specifications in the military standard MIL-S 901 D.