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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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Raytheon Completes Bridge System Installation

Raytheon Marine, provider of marine electronics, has installed its newest electronic bridge system on the 164 ft. (50 m) yacht Invader, a private yacht currently performing its maiden voyage from Italy to California. Built at the Codecasa shipyard in Viareggio, Italy, Invader's new electronic bridge system is comprised of various Raytheon marine navigation products including S-band and X-band Pathfinder®/ST MK Radar Systems and the Standard 20 Digital Gyro Compass. All components are designed specifically for high seas shipping and merchant vessels, and are utilized in Raytheon's Integrated Bridge Systems that are classified according to DNV (Watch 1 Certification).

Transas T-Bridge Installed on Ice Class Vessels

Photo courtesy of Transas Marine

Transas Marine informs it has installed and commissioned the Transas T-Bridge integrated bridge systems aboard three ice class vessels built by Keppel Singmarine, the specialized shipbuilding subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine. Transas supplied Integrated Bridge Systems including full navigation systems, external and internal communication systems and CCTV. Transas said its T-Bridge is designed to add further safety to navigation, simplify bridge operations and offers a flexible bridge configuration.

Raytheon Anschütz, Wärtsilä Supply Agreement

The German navigation system supplier Raytheon Anschütz has signed a new agreement with Wärtsilä Corporation, Finland. According to the new agreement, Raytheon Anschütz will supply their Integrated Bridge Systems for Wärtsilä’s total ship system solutions. “We see an increasing demand for larger ship solutions including machinery, automation and navigation", said Andreas Lentfer, Business Development Director at Raytheon Anschütz. Within the agreement Raytheon Anschütz will supply complete Integrated Bridge Systems. Wärtsilä intends to make its integrated packages, combining navigation and automation systems, available for all types of vessels. Wärtsilä services will be backed-up by the global Raytheon Anschütz service network and the central service coordination in Kiel.

Alewijnse Delivers IBS to Bodewes 762

Alewijnse Marine Systems has fulfilled the order for the delivery of a complete Raytheon Anschütz bridge system to Bodewes Shipyards hull number 762. The order was given to Alewijnse after Bodewes Shipyards B.V. together with vessel owner Nescos Shipping B.V. undertook a thorough investigation of a number of available bridge systems. Alewijnse delivered a complete bridge system with X&S band radar, dual ECDIS, autopilot and gyrocompass, all from the Raytheon Anschütz brand. The outfit of the vessel was completed with essential equipment including VDR, Alewijnse AIS and Thrane GMDSS.

Raytheon Anschütz Wins IBS Contracts

Artist Impression of a Raytheon AnschĂĽtz integrated bridge system

The German navigation system manufacturer Raytheon Anschütz reported a number of contract awards for the delivery of integrated bridge systems to newbuilt vessels for offshore operations. Raytheon Anschütz Singapore, a wholly owned subsidiary of Raytheon Anschütz, will deliver the bridge navigation system and communication systems to a 4,500 dwt Platfrom Supply Vessel built at Keppel Singmarine Brasil shipyard. The navigation bridge will be equipped according to ABS class requirements with Synapsis Radar and Chart Radar…

Raytheon Debuts New Bridge System

SYNAPSIS NAVAL is the new generation of a software-defined and open architecture based naval Integrated Navigation System (Photo: Raytheon AnschĂĽtz)

Raytheon Anschütz has launched its next generation naval navigation and bridge system SYNAPSIS NAVAL. The new technology leverages Raytheon Anschütz’s SYNAPSIS Integrated Navigation System and integrates various military system capabilities including: radar video merging and other tactical radar features, integrated situational awareness, ship self-defense capabilities, military surveillance radars, and cyber security solutions. Andreas Weidner, director of Business Development for Raytheon Anschütz…

Raytheon Anschütz Integrates WECDIS in UK Combat Ships

175 Type 26 Global Combat Ship (Photo: Raytheon AnschĂĽtz)

Raytheon Anschütz, a leader in naval bridge system integration, has announced the successful integration of Warship Electronic Chart Display Information System (WECDIS) into their Integrated Navigation and Bridge Systems (INBS) for the UK Royal Navy Type 26 Global Combat Ships. In support of the Type 26 Global Combat Ship program, Raytheon Anschütz has completed the critical design review for the integration of the Royal Navy’s fleet-wide STANAG-compliant WECDIS charting software into the Raytheon Synapsis Integrated Navigation and Bridge System.

Transas e-Navigation Technologies at Neva 2015

Photo: Transas

Transas Marine has introduced its e-Navigation technologies at Neva exhibition, which took place during September 22-25 in St. Petersburg, Russia. This year, Transas displayed an integrated solution presenting real implementation of e-Navigation concept; fully integrated T-Bridge linked with a port VTMS and fleet management system of a shipping company in real time, as an example of integrating key maritime shipping actors in one unified information environment. Transas’ comprehensive…

Synapsis receives first INS Type Approval

Synapsis Bridge Control is Raytheon Anschütz’ new generation Integrated Navigation System.

Synapsis Bridge Control, the new generation of the Raytheon Anschütz bridge system, is the world’s first navigation system which has been type approved according to IMO’s new Performance Standards for Integrated Navigation Systems (INS). In an official ceremony, the nominated body Germanischer Lloyd (GL) handed over the type approval to Raytheon Anschütz beginning of May 2012. The INS Performance Standards are specified in the IMO resolution MSC.252(83) and apply to all newbuildings since 1st January 2011 where Integrated Navigation Systems are installed.

Raytheon Anschütz IBS for Intership Bulkers

Photo courtesy Raytheon AnschĂĽtz GmbH

Raytheon Anschütz was recently awarded a contract to supply their Integrated Bridge System (IBS) to two new bulk carriers. The bulkers will be built at New Times Shipyard in Jingjiang, China. The delivery to the Cyprus based shipping company Intership Navigation Co. Ltd., a member of the German Hartmann Group, is scheduled for August and October 2011. The new bulkers, each with a capacity of 176,000 dwt, will be equipped with full integrated bridge systems. The installation of the bridge systems takes place under the combined supervision of Raytheon Anschütz Shanghai and Raytec Marine Co.

Quatergas Newbuilds Employ Kongsberg K-Bridge Consoles

Kongsberg Maritime has delivered the first K-Bridge consoles in its contract to supply Bridge, Cargo, Integrated Automation Systems and Integrated Navigation Systems to four vessels in production at Samsung and Hyundai for the OSG/QGII expansion project. The K-Bridge navigation system consists of a complete range of consoles, including K-rudder angle system and steering control systems. Other equipment within the integrated navigation system includes Speed log, Echo Sounder, GMDSS and chart system, in addition to standalone X-band Radar. Kongsberg Maritime Korea completed the Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) of the K-Bridge system on 11th May 2006.

Integrated Bridge for Malaysian built PSV

Raytheon Anschuetz Singapore Pte Ltd. has been awarded a contract about the supply of an Integrated Bridge and Navigation System to a new Platform Supply Ship (PSV) built at Nam Cheong Dockyard of Malaysia. The delivery will take place Q3 2012. The 79 meters long, DNV classed vessel will be equipped with a Raytheon Anschütz Integrated Bridge System, projected and supplied by Raytheon Anschuetz Singapore. Jan Lötzsch, Managing Director of Raytheon Anschuetz Singapore, says: “At Raytheon Anschuetz Singapore we have built up excellence in tailoring solutions to the particular needs of Asian shipbuilding, from standard navigation systems to advanced configurations.

Sperry Marine Systems for Megayacht

Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE: NOC) Sperry Marine business unit is supplying a complete suite of electronic navigation systems for a new megayacht being constructed in Italy. The 142-foot (43-meter) motoryacht, which is being built for a private owner at the Baglietto Shipyard in La Spezia, will be equipped with an integrated bridge system (IBS) based on Sperry Marine’s new-generation VisionMaster FT™ technology. The scope of supply will include X- and S-band radars, electronic chart display and information system (ECDIS), TotalWatch™ multi-function workstation, gyrocompass, autopilot, steering system and other navigation sensors.

Litton Marine Systems Supplies IBS Order

Litton Marine Systems will supply integrated bridge systems (IBS) for two new cruise ships for Royal Caribbean International (RCI). The two vessels are currently under construction at Meyer Werft Shipyard in Papenburg. Radiance of the Seas, will be delivered in early 2001, with the second vessel scheduled to arrive during the second half of 2002. In accordance with Royal Caribbean's two-bridge concept, each vessel will house a completely redundant package comprised of two independent Vision 2100 integrated bridge systems. The total package will include interswitched BridgeMaster E S-band and X-band radars, a Sperry Marine Voyage Management System (VMS) with ECDIS and a docking system.

Litton Marine Systems Wins IBS Orders

Litton Marine Systems has received orders to supply integrated bridge systems (IBS) for two new cruise ships for Royal Caribbean International. The two vessels are currently under construction at Meyer Werft Shipyard in Papenburg. Radiance of the Seas will be delivered in early 2001, with the second vessel scheduled to arrive during the second half of 2002. In accordance with Royal Caribbean's two-bridge concept, each will vessel will house a completely redundant package comprised of two independent Vision 2100 integrated bridge systems. The total package will include interswitched BridgeMaster E S-band and X-band radars, a Sperry Marine Voyage Management System (VMS) with ECDIS and a docking system.

Northrop Grumman Supplies the Ancora

The new megayacht Ancora, which recently made its debut from Italy’s Baglietto shipyard in La Spezia, has been fitted with a state-of-the-art integrated bridge system (IBS) supplied by Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE: NOC) Sperry Marine business unit. The bridge electronics suite is based on Sperry Marine’s VisionMaster FT technology and features an array of TotalWatch multi-function workstations for controlling the ship’s radars, electronic chart system, closed-circuit TV, machinery monitoring and conning displays. The package also includes a gyrocompass, autopilot, steering system and other navigation subsystems and sensors. Telemar Yachting…

Raytheon Anschütz Marks Crocon's IBS 100th Sale

Crocon Presentation at SMM: Photo credit Crocon

At SMM 2012, Raytheon Anschütz has honored their Croatian representative Crocon for the 100th Integrated Bridge System sold. The one hundredth delivery of an Integrated Bridge System was for the second newbuild of a Heavy Lift Carrier for Dutch company Jumbo Shipping at Brodosplit shipyard in Split. The IBS will be of the new Synapsis Bridge Control series and in compliance with IMO’s new Performance Standards for Integrated Navigation Systems. Crocon has its roots in the marine business as an agency and representative of world leading suppliers and manufacturers on the Croatian market.

Raytheon Anschütz New Intelligent Bridge System

Image courtesy Raytheon Anschuetz GmbH

In navigation, greater efficiency, ease of operation and economical ship operation are more important than ever before. These demands are fulfilled when all necessary functions can be integrated intelligently and flexibly into one bridge system. Raytheon Anschütz is bringing a new Integrated Bridge System on the market. A new integration platform and intelligent multifunction displays increase both ease of operation and the degree of integration on the bridge. Today multifunction displays already combine the nautical functions of Radar, Chart Radar, ECDIS and Conning on one workstation.

KMSS To Supply IBS For Hyundai Mipo Dockyard

Kongsberg Maritime Ship Systems (KMSS) has received an order worth $1.2 million from the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard located in Ulsan, South Korea. KMSS will supply its powerful Integrated Bridge System – BridgeLine - for fitting on four 2826 TEU Container Ships owned by Suisse Atlantique and Ahrenkiel. The complete Integrated Bridge System (IBS) installed in KMSS BridgeLine Consoles provides Radar/ARPA with the latest generation antennas and receivers, Steering Control System, Track Pilot, Speedlog, Echosounder, ECDIS, DGPS and GMDSS. Use of Integrated Navigation Systems has become more and more common in most kinds of ship, as such systems are more advantageous to owners and operators.

Sperry Navigation Systems for 7 Bulk Carriers

Jeanne Usher, managing director, Sperry Marine business unit, Northrop Grumman.

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a contract by Peter Dohle Schiffahrts-KG to supply the Integrated Bridge Systems, including navigation, voyage data recorders and radio systems, to seven new bulk carrier ships. Northrop Grumman's Sperry Marine business unit will supply the equipment to Jiangsu Hantong Shipyard in Nantong, Jiangsu, China. The full Integrated Bridge System package will include VisionMaster FT Radars, VisionMaster FT ECDIS, Magnetic Compass System, Echosounder…

Dane Joins Kelvin Hughes

Kelvin Hughes, part of Smith Marine Systems, has enhanced its international team by recruiting Peter Devantier, a Dane, as the Sales and Marketing Manager for its Commercial Business. Peter brings to Kelvin Hughes a wealth of experience gained while working for more than 20 years within the marine industry primarily involved with navigation equipment and bridge systems. For the last 5 years he was responsible for the European Operations of the Marine Division of Lieca. Peter joins Kelvin Hughes to head up the team responsible for the sales and marketing of all the commercial products. These include the highly reputable Nucleus and Manta range of Radar System, Electronic Chart Systems, Voyage Data Recorders and Integrated Bridge Systems.

Sperry Marine to Supply Nav, Steering Systems

Northrop Grumman Corporation's Sperry Marine business unit has won a multiyear production contract to supply navigation and steering systems for the U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers (DDG). The contract, awarded by Bath Iron Works' Lead Yard Services, is worth up to $40 million if all options are exercised. Sperry Marine will provide steering machinery, steering controls and integrated bridge systems (IBS) for up to 10 new ships. The IBS installations will comply with the chief of naval operations requirement for naval electronic chart display and information systems. They will also ensure that the new DDGs share a common IBS architecture with other ships in the fleet.

Sperry Marine to Supply Navigation, Steering Systems for Navy Destroyers

Northrop Grumman Corporation's Sperry Marine business unit has won a multiyear production contract to supply navigation and steering systems for the U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers (DDG). The contract, awarded by Bath Iron Works' Lead Yard Services, is worth up to $40 million if all options are exercised. Sperry Marine will provide steering machinery, steering controls and integrated bridge systems (IBS) for up to 10 new ships. The IBS installations will comply with the chief of naval operations requirement for naval electronic chart display and information systems. They will also ensure that the new DDGs share a common IBS architecture with other ships in the fleet.

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