In a nutshell, the U.T.S., which has been under development since the 1970s, will be the Navy’s primary navigation system for U.A.E. submarines, the Navy announced on Monday.
This new system, the first of its kind, will have three primary functions: (1) provide information on the position and orientation of submarines, aircraft, and ships, (2) provide navigation information to other Navy vessels, and (3) provide warning and navigation capabilities.
The new system is designed to allow ships to use their own GPS navigation to determine where their navigation systems are located, according to a Navy statement.
“The GyroScope Navigation System (GNS) will enable the Navy to better understand the status of vessels and their navies around the world in real time,” the statement read.
The system will be built by Lockheed Martin Corp. of Denver, Colo., and will be operated by a crew of four, Navy officials said.
Lockheed Martin is also the lead contractor on the new Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS), which will replace the current JSTARS constellation of radar systems that the Navy is using to track submarines and aircraft.
Lockheed also designed the Navy Surface Surveillance and Reconnaissance (SSR) system.
Lockheed and Boeing are also the two main contractors on the Navy FAST system, which will be used to track aircraft and ships.
“GNS will have a significant impact on the UAV fleet and on U.N. peacekeeping operations,” said William Johnson, a defense analyst with the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments.
The Navy is building the new GyroScanner system, according the statement, and is currently in the “preliminary design phase.”
The new gyroscope system, along with the Navy Advanced Capability Advanced Navigation System and the Navy Gyrostabilizer System, will replace existing navigation systems currently used by U.H.I.s, the statement added.
The UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter and UH3C Blackhawk jet are the only U.K. Navy helicopters currently in service with the UH4C Black Hawk, according a U.KS.
U.R.A.-2s have been in service for decades.