The US Army has placed orders for AlliedSignal's Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) for its next generation XM982 guided projectile. AlliedSignal claims it is the first major guided missiles award for an IMU that uses micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) technology which should bring increased accuracy and cost reductions. If the US Army programme is fully funded, AlliedSignal could deliver up to 250,000 IMUs over the next decade.

Source: Flight Daily News