True Heading AIS receivers to be used on US submarines

(DANDERYD, Sweden) — True Heading, a leading manufacturer of automatic identification system (AIS) and telematics solutions, has announced that after an initial order in 2014, the company will fulfill an expanded order from the world’s largest defense contractor, Lockheed Martin.

Building on a longstanding partnership, True Heading has been selected by Lockheed to supply the AIS RX PRO special receiver. Lockheed will use the receiver as part of its contract with the United States Navy to implement the BLQ-10 system. An electronic warfare support system for U.S. submarines, the BLQ-10 system provides automated intercept capability including: detection, classification, localization and identification of both radar and communications signals.

The AIS RX PRO is designed specifically with AIS receiving capacity only. For navies, it is the best way to have the most secure means to see all AIS traffic transmitted within the available coverage area and can even intercept addressed messages between other AIS stations such as ships, aircraft and ground stations.

With over 40 years of experience in AIS development, True Heading offers a full range of solutions from aids to navigation to Class A and B transponders and its Seapilot recreational navigation app. For more information on True Heading’s entire product line of commercial AIS and navigation solutions, visit

By Professional Mariner Staff