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Gyro compass systems

The MGC is a maintenance-free and IMO type approved gyro compass that can be used as a stand-alone unit or as an IMU in other systems.  

The Motion sensor and Gyro Compass (MGC) integrates KONGSBERG’s well proven Motion Reference Unit (MRU) with high-end gyro compass technology, making it a reliable and accurate solution that meets all navigational requirements.

Experience from customer with the Motion Gyro Compass


Roll/pitch accuracy 0.05° 0.02° 0.01° 0.008° 0.008°
Heading accuracy(speed aided) 0.25° x 0.15° x 0.08° x 0.04° x 0.02° x
Heading accuracy (GNSS aided/ Integrated nav) 0.2° x 0.1° x 0.04° x 0.025° x 0.008° x
Heading settling time to data available <5 min from start-up <5 min from start-up <5 min from start-up <5 min from start-up <5 min from start-up
Heading settling time to full accuarcy 30 min from start-up 17 min from start-up 17 min from start-up 8 min from start-up 8 min from start-up
Position drift(GNSS aided/Integrated nav) 5 nm/h 2 nm/h 0.4 nm/h 0.25 nm/h

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  • 24/7 Technical support

    Our 24/7 technical support team is there to help at any time, day or night, wherever your vessel is.

  • Conversions, retrofit and refit

    We understand the importance of having the right parts, available in the right place, at the right time.

  • Training

    Ensure that your crew is properly and thoroughly trained. This will reduce operational risk, downtime and maximise return on asset investment.