Gladiator Technologies Releases Next-Generation SX2 Inertial Sensors

Gladiator Technologies Releases Next-Generation SX2 Inertial Sensors

Gladiator Technologies has released an upgraded product line of low noise, high speed MEMS inertial sensors. The next-generation SX2 line offers major advancements in performance including ARW as low as 0.0018˚/s/√Hz, 600 Hz Bandwidth, up to 10 kHz data rate and digital message delay below 100µs through improvements to Gladiator Technologies’ lightning-fast VELOX™ processing technology.


“The SX2 products build on the success of the previous generation SX line, qualified and integrated for multiple defense and commercial applications,” stated Eric Yates, Vice President of Business Development. “We are thrilled to offer performance previously reserved for large inertial systems in each of our products smaller than 1 cubic inch; enhancing our technical capability while maintaining the SWaP-C advantage of our low noise MEMS sensors.”


Products included in the SX2 upgrade include the G300D Triaxial GyroscopeLandMark™005 IMU, and the LandMark™007 and LandMark™007X IMUs designed for high dynamic applications. Each product offers customers common performance features and unique choices for gyroscope rate up to 2000˚/s and accelerometer range up to 200g.


Each of the SX2 products features Gladiator Technologies’ cutting-edge VELOX™ technology designed to drive high speed filtered outputs without sacrificing gyro and accelerometer sensor performance.


“The SX2 product line leverages all of our continuous improvement efforts over three years,” stated Lee Dunbar, Chief Software Architect. “The 35% improvement in ARW performance and expanded VELOX™ capabilities have further reduced digital message delay through user customized baud rates and bandwidth and further establish Gladiator inertial sensors as the premier MEMS choice for precision stabilization applications.”


Gladiator Technologies’ SX2 Products:
G300D Triaxial Gyroscope
LandMark™005 IMU
LandMark™007 IMU
LandMark™007X IMU


Key Features:
As low as 0.0018°/s/√Hz ARW
600 Hz Bandwidth
0.075°/s Bias Over Temperature
VELOX™ Processing


Further technical information is available at Gladiator Technologies website; or by contacting

Gladiator Technologies Awarded Multi-year Contract for JASSM Program

Title Card: Gladiator Technologies has been awarded contract for JASSM Program

Gladiator Technologies has been awarded a multi-year award by Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control to supply the G300D gyroscope for the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM®) program. Deliveries will begin in 2023 and extend into 2026.

Effective against high-value, well-fortified targets, JASSM® is integrated on the U.S. Air Force’s B-1B, B-2, B-52, F-16 and F-15E. The B-1B also carries JASSM-ER®. Internationally, JASSM® is carried on the F/A-18A/B and the F-18C/D aircraft. (photo Lockheed Martin 

Gladiator Technologies’ G300D Gyroscope has been chosen to replace a Dynamically Tuned Gyroscope facing obsolescence. Gladiator’s Three Axis MEMS Gyroscope features ultra-low noise sensors, VELOX High Speed Processing and is designed in a compact form factor ideal for gimbal stabilization.

“The success of the mission is what we think about every day, which is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the JASSM program team, including its supplier partners. Gladiator Technologies provides the continued technologies needed to support the delivery of these crucial systems that keep our warfighters safe.” 

– Scott Redmerski, JASSM Program Director, Lockheed Martin.

Armed with a penetrating blast-fragmentation warhead, JASSM® and JASSM-Extended Range (ER®) can be used in all weather conditions. They share the same powerful capabilities and stealth characteristics, though JASSM-ER® has greater than 500 nmi. In addition to the enhanced digital anti-jam GPS receiver, these highly accurate cruise missiles also employ an infrared seeker to dial into specific points on targets.

(Photo: Lockheed Martin) 

“We are extremely proud to work with Lockheed Martin on the JASSM program. The G300D, our MEMS three axis gyroscope with high performance inertial sensors and VELOX® processing has proven to be a capable replacement for legacy products that have suffered from increased cost and manufacturing difficulties – we look forward to supporting this program immediately and well into the future.” 

– Eric Yates, VP Business Development, Gladiator Technologies

Gladiator Technologies’ G300D is a commercial three-axis MEMS gyroscope designed for precision stabilization. The gyroscope is enabled with repeatable low noise sensors and VELOX®, a high speed signal processing technology that enables customers to transition from legacy analog sensors to a highly configurable digital product

(Photo: Defense 24) 

Gladiator Technologies Awarded Multi-year Contract for Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) Program

Gladiator Technologies Awarded Multi-Year Contract for Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) Program 

Gladiator Technologies has been awarded a multi-year contract in support of the Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) Program. Developed in transatlantic cooperation by Germany and the U.S., RAM is manufactured and marketed by the industrial partners RAM-System GmbH – a joint venture of Diehl Defence and MBDA Deutschland – and Raytheon Missiles & Defense. Gladiator Technologies’ LandMark™ IMU has been selected for the RAM’s next-generation Block 2B upgrade and will be supplied to support Full Rate Production beginning in 2023. 

The RAM™ missile is a supersonic, quick-reaction, fire-and-forget system designed to destroy anti-ship missile and other threats (Photo: U.S. Navy) 

 RAM is a shipboard defense system against approaching anti-ship missiles, aircraft, helicopters and vessels. The weapon system stands out due to its high firepower and short reaction times. The missile autonomously guides itself into the target by means of its dual-mode (radar and infrared) seeker. 

      The LandMark™ IMU is a high-performance MEMS IMU that is less than 0.7 cubic inches, features low noise gyroscopes and accelerometers, high dynamic measurement ranges and Gladiator’s proprietary VELOX™ Processing that enables firmware configuration, low phase delay and high output rates. The LandMark™ IMU is uniquely configured for high dynamic environments including high shock and vibration.  

(Photo: Diehl Defence) 

“The qualification demands on this program were extremely challenging and after successfully meeting the performance requirements we are thrilled to be awarded a contract to begin delivering our LandMark™ IMU in support of this program for the US Navy and German Navy. Our inertial sensors continue to provide highly capable performance and value to customers seeking to achieve both technical upgrades and value engineering.” 

– Eric Yates, VP of Business Development.

      Gladiator Technologies’ LandMark™ IMUs are MEMS inertial measurement units designed for precision measurements. The IMUs are designed with repeatable low noise sensors and VELOX™, a high-speed signal processing technology that enables customers to transition from legacy analog sensors to a highly configurable digital product. 

(Photo: Diehl Defence) 


We will be showcasing some of our newest, cutting edge inertial sensors in Monterey, California, April 24-27, 2023. Gladiator Technologies specializes in providing customers with technical solutions that excel in higher bandwidth, low noise, low data latency, and steady in-run bias in an excellent SWaP-C form factor.  Stop by our booth for more information and demonstrations of products in action. 

PLANS (Position Location and Navigation Symposium) is a biennial conference co‐sponsored by the IEEE, AESS and ION with a technical program that includes an emphasis on commercial inertial navigation. A commercial exhibit and pre-conference tutorials is held in conjunction with the conference.

In the PLANS 2023 Exhibit Hall, will be proudly displaying the latest technologies, proven solutions and forward-thinking ideas to professionals gathered for the event.

ION GNSS+ Conference 2022

Gladiator Technologies will be exhibiting at the Institute of Navigation’s GNSS+ Conference, 2022.  Taking place September 19-23 at the Hyatt Regency Denver in the Colorado Convention Center, in Denver, Colorado. ION GNSS is the world’s largest international technical meeting and showcase of GNSS and related technology, products and services.  Making this a great opportunity to meet our team and learn about our selection of low noise, high speed MEMS inertial sensors.  

Please visit us at exhibit booth 117 or schedule a meeting with a member of our team. You can also take a preview by visiting our online exhibitor profile at: 

Joint Navigation Conference 2022

Gladiator Technologies will be exhibiting at the Institute of Navigation’s (ION) Joint Navigation Conference (JNC) 2022. Sponsored by the Military Division of the Institute of Navigation (ION), JNC is the largest U.S. military Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) conference of the year, with joint service and government participation.

It’s one of the best opportunities to meet our team and learn about why Gladiator’s selection of MEMS Inertial Sensors are becoming the premier sensors of choice for remote navigation, stabilization, and guidance applications. JNC 2022 will be held June 6-9 at the Town and Country Hotel in San Diego, California. 

Please visit us at exhibit booth 325 or schedule a meeting with a member of our team. You can also take a preview by visiting our online exhibitor profile at: 

News: VELOX™ High Speed Processing

High Speed Outputs Expand MEMS Options for Inertial Measurement Units, INS/GPS and Gyroscopes.

APRIL 25, 2019

With output speeds reaching 10 kHz and message timing as low as 185 μsec, Gladiator Technologies’ MEMS IMUs with VELOX™ Processing are the clear choice for inertial engineers requiring high performance at an affordable price.

VELOX™ Processing technology employs advanced rapid sampling and signal processing techniques to output data at high speed with minimal phase lag. VELOX™ enables system designers to replace legacy analog Inertial Systems and Rate Sensors with affordable, high speed digital inertial systems and sensors.

VELOX™ Processing encompasses our unique high speed, low latency technology and creates technical advantages for system designers, especially those focused on stabilization,” commented Eric Yates, Business Development Manager at Gladiator Technologies.

All Gladiator Technologies SX Series digital IMUs, Gyroscopes and INS/GPS products incorporate VELOX™ Processing with a range of high-speed outputs depending on the model selected. Because high output speeds require external sync inputs for system coordination, the SX Series product design includes dedicated external sync connector pins and product firmware which allows customers to select the output speed and baud rate best suited to the application.

  • Data Outputs up to 10 kHz
  • Message Timing as low as 185µsec
  • Minimal Phase Lag
  • Up to 6 Mbaud
  • Up to 350 Hz Bandwidth

“Customer interest in high speed output and near analog response encouraged us to consider non-traditional processing methods,” stated Lee Dunbar, Gladiator Technologies’ Chief Software Architect and holder of 11 patents. “The result of this effort is VELOX™ Processing for applications requiring real-time, high resolution inertial data.”

Gladiator Technologies will be exhibiting at AUVSI Xponential in Chicago, April 29-May 2 and Sea-Air-Space in National Harbor May 6-8.  IMU, INS/GPS, and sensor product details are available on the Gladiator Technologies website, Sales and technical inquiries may be made through the contact page on the website  or through one of the international support representatives also listed on the site at

Gladiator Technologies Pushes MEMS Performance with High Speed LandMark 60 IMU

LandMarkTM 60 IMU offers 5kHz data rates and low noise sensors with easy to configure options for application customization.

Published on September 26, 2018

Snoqualmie, WA; September 26, 2018 – GLADIATOR TECHNOLOGIES is pleased to introduce its highest performance IMU, the LandMarkTM 60.  Designed for precision stabilization, flight control and complex motion, the LandMarkTM 60 IMU offers the accuracy and speed to replace legacy analog technologies and a price point that enables new cost-effective inertial measurement solutions.

The LandMarkTM 60 IMU features low noise gyros, 0.0016°/sec/√Hz, low noise accels, 0.05mg/√Hz and up to 6kHz data rate with external sync. Gladiator Technologies uses proprietary methods to ensure performance repeatability and to minimize sensor bias and scale factor errors over a full temperature range.  The unit itself is small and lightweight, drawing less than 500mW in typical applications.

“We’ve packed an incredible amount of performance into our all new LandMarkTM 60 IMUs,” commented Len McNally, Gladiator Technologies’ Vice President of Business Development.  “Specifically, the LandMarkTM 60 offers very low noise output with very high-speed processing and data rate in an environmentally robust package.”

The LandMarkTM 60 IMU draws upon Gladiator Technologies’ SX-series architecture, which extends sensor fusion technologies into high speed applications with industry leading message latency less than 200 µsec. The output offers minimal phase lag like an analog sensor by virtually eliminating typical signal processing and digital conversion overheads.

“The hallmark signature of our new SX Series inertial family is industry leading low sensor noise coupled with our new digital electronics architecture, which offers extremely fast data rates and reduced latency. The LandMarkTM 60 IMU offers the very best in these technologies,” stated Mark Chamberlain, CEO.

The LandMarkTM 60 IMU provides a standard RS422/RS485 digital output as well as a CAN bus output option.  External sync input, bit rate, output message rate and baud rate are all selectable via the Gladiator Technologies Software Development Kit (SDK) or by easy-to-use software protocols.  Product details are available on the Gladiator Technologies website,  Sales inquiries may be made through the contact page on the website ( or through one of the international support representatives listed on the site.


GLADIATOR TECHNOLOGIES designs, manufactures and supports low-noise, high performance MEMS-based inertial measurement systems and sensors for aerial, land and marine applications.  Design and manufacturing is performed on site and is certified to AS9100D.

G300D MEMS Rate Package Offers Compelling Benefits for New and Retrofit Applications

Low Noise, High Speed Data Output Three-Axis Gyro Available for Demanding Optical Image Stabilization Applications

GLADIATOR TECHNOLOGIES has introduced a three-axis, inertial rate system, the G300D gyro.  With small size, low power and high speed, the G300D gyro is particularly well-suited for image stabilization applications.

The G300D is just .67 cubic inches, boasts message timing under 150 microseconds and output data rates up to 8kHz with external sync. This feature packed MEMS Gyro has an extremely low ARW of <0.0028°/sec/√Hz and an option for both 24 and 32-Bit LSB for exceptional resolution. Users can configure the G300D to their desired configuration using a Software Development Kit or through software protocols – all designed to simplify the integration process.

The G300D Digital Triax Gyroscope

“The G300D, with a 250Hz bandwidth, allows user to replace more complicated and expensive gyros for image stabilization applications.  The three-axis package is also convenient for mounting in any orientation for tight space requirements,” commented Rand Hulsing, Chief Scientist at Gladiator Technologies.

“The G300D product is a good example of our SX-series architecture, which has enabled Gladiator to extend our sensor fusion technologies into high speed applications with message latency under 150 usec,” added Lee Dunbar, Chief Software Architect at Gladiator Technologies.  “This output offers minimal phase lag like an analog sensor by virtually eliminating typical signal processing and digital conversion overheads.”

The G300D gyro is non-ITAR.  Further product details are available on the Gladiator Technologies website.  Sales inquiries may be made through the contact page on the website ( or through one of the international support representatives also listed on the site.


Gladiator Technologies Achieves Aerospace Industry’s AS9100D Certification

Transition from AS9100C to AS9100D Successfully Completed

Gladiator Technologies is pleased to announce that we have achieved third-party certification to AS9100D. 

The certification applies to all design, distribution, manufacturing and logistics activities at Gladiator Technologies. 

The company’s previous certification was to AS9100C. The AS9100D standard is based on ISO 9001 but expands 

on that standard for the specific needs of the aerospace industry. Currently, only 115 companies in Washington State

 have successfully transitioned to AS9100D (source

“The transition to a process-based Quality Management System took us to the next level in how we manage
quality” commented Bob Bishop, Director of Quality. “With process ownership now firmly established, we will
benefit from an even more efficient and effective management of the QMS. Employees are more engaged in the
quality functions than ever before. The added value of key process indicators provides our management a visual
indication of effectiveness for each core process.”

Mark Chamberlain, CEO of Gladiator Technologies, receives the AS9100D Certificate.

AS9100D benefits include a focus on product safety, provisions for counterfeit parts prevention and an emphasis on
managing risk in all processes. Gladiator Technologies’ implementation included training for all employees as
well as internal audits to ensure understanding and compliance ahead of the third-party audit.

“LKD Aerospace’s Quality Management System also covers Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 21,
sub part K. Working with Seattle MIDO, the FAA approval of the necessary changes made to meet the
transition to AS9100D was achieved without impact to our tight schedule,” stated Bishop.

The AS9100D certificate is posted on websites and Evidence of certification is also available on The
transition from AS9100C to AS9110D included a change in registrars from DQS to ASACB. LKD has worked
for many years with ASA-100 on distribution certification and is pleased to extend the relationship to our
AS9100D certification.

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