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News | Training | Events | Solutions YouTube |                                                                                         April 2018
Approval in principle DPS i2 / DPS i4
From left: Aleksander Hammernes, Nina Gundersen (Kongsberg Seatex AS), Aleks Karlsen (DNV GL)

Following successful trials aboard two DNV GL classed vessels, Kongsberg Maritime has been awarded DNV GL Approval in Principle for its unique DPS i2 and DPS i4 integrated Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) solutions.
Launched in October 2017, DPS i2 and i4 have already received high level recognition, as the recipient of the much sought after Offshore Support Journal Dynamic Positioning Award this February. The award highlighted the integration of GNSS and INS which is unique to DPS i2 and i4. The system developer Kongsberg Seatex, a Kongsberg Maritime subsidiary, have since been working closely with DNV GL to demonstrate the accuracy, reliability and compatibility of this new, state-of-the-art reference system technology, resulting in this world first approval of a non-differential GNSS solution for DP applications. 
 
With the introduction of the new OEM version of the well-known Motion Reference Unit (MRU) from KONGSBERG, several new applications can benefit from the well-proven technology and expertise within inertial solutions.
 
The M80 Stiletto is the test vehicle for the U.S Navy, and participates in various naval exercises.

Stiletto's unusual shape and patented M-hull provides a stable, yet fast platform for mounting electronic surveillance equipment and for conducting special operations.

The hull design does not require foils or lifting devices to achieve a smooth ride at high speeds in rough conditions. Its shallow draft means the M80 Stiletto can operate in littoral and riverine environments and potentially allows for beach landings.

The MBR will be a vital asset in excersices and training ahead, and was a part of the domonstration in the Sea-Air-Space Exposition in Washington DC.

Read more about the vessel here (external link)