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Honeywell Aerospace’s Tactical Advanced Land Inertial Navigator system is to be produced in India by Tata Power through a licensing agreement.
The TALIN system to be produced by Tata’s Strategic Engineering Division provides precise navigation even where GPS satellite guidance is not available.
The system will be used by India’s military.
“Our strategic agreement with Honeywell supports Tata Power’s SED commitment to the ‘Make in India’ initiative — a priority for India’s new Government,” said Rahul Chaudhry, chief executive officer of Tata Power SED. “We are proud to have completed this technology sharing arrangement, which will offer the Indian armed forces a state-of-the-art inertial navigation technology, made in India and with local product support.
“This agreement sets the standard for locally produced defense technologies to sustain India’s military growth and mission success over the coming years.”
TALIN is a highly accurate, shock-stabilized position and pointing inertial navigation system for use on military and commercial platforms. It uses Honeywell’s Ring Laser Gyro and Quartz Accelerometer technologies and provides precise attitude and position awareness.
Honeywell Aerospace said the licensing agreement covers the design, hardware and expertise to assemble, test and, in the future, build the production kits for TALIN to Tata Power SED.
The deal will mark the first time India has produced inertial land navigation technology.
“TALIN represents the latest in GPS-free navigation and positioning technology, designed to improve asset safety and ultimately mission success,” said Arijit Ghosh, president India, Honeywell Aerospace. “By partnering with Tata Power SED on the production of TALIN we are aligning with the government’s aim of increasing locally manufactured technologies for India’s defense industry and giving the Indian armed forces an easy-to-justify option for navigation on the 21st Century battlefield.”
The initial work under the arrangement will be for the TALIN 2000 system, with production and manufacturing of the system components expected by 2016. The agreement will also be extended for TALIN 3000, 4000 and 5000 products.