Navigation System Manufacturer News

10 Jan 2017

Synapsis INS for New Windpark Service Vessel

Photo: Raytheon AnschĂĽtz

The German navigation system manufacturer Raytheon Anschütz, together with its exclusive Norwegian distributor Syberg AS, has been awarded another contract for the supply of the Synapsis Integrated Navigation System (INS) to a new state-of-the-art windfarm service vessel. Havyard Design & Solutions has developed the new windfarm service vessel design Havyard 831 SOV in close cooperation with Danish shipowner ESVAGT. The vessel is compact and efficient, but with ample capacity to provide onboard service and transport technicians and equipment.

16 Aug 2016

New Gyro Compass to Debut at SMM

Raytheon Anschütz’ new generation gyro compass: Standard 30 MF (Image: Raytheon Anschütz)

German navigation system manufacturer Raytheon Anschütz said it will launch a new gyro compass at this year’s SMM exhibition in Hamburg. The new gyro, Standard 30 MF, is the latest of the renowned “Standard” series of Anschütz gyro compasses. Standard 30 MF is the second generation of maintenance-free gyro compasses from Raytheon Anschütz. It provides highly accurate heading, rate-of-turn, roll and pitch information, the manufacturer said. Further, as part of a heading management system, Standard 30 MF provides the same advanced functions Anschütz gyros are known for.

10 Aug 2016

Anschütz Provides Gyros for Polar Vessels

AUDAX sailing in ice (Photo: Red Box Energy Services)

German navigation system manufacturer Raytheon Anschütz says it has supplied an advanced gyro compass system for two 25,000 dwt polar class heavy transport vessels for operation north of 70° LAT. The vessels AUDAX and PUGNAX were ordered for Red Box Energy Services and built at Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) in China in accordance with the DNV NAUT-AW and highest ice class notations. Raytheon Anschütz has supplied these high-tech vessels with a comprehensive and advanced dual gyro compass system complete with redundancy in distribution and well as a steering gear control system.

14 Jul 2016

Raytheon Anschütz Reports 100 NSX Radar Installs

Installation of the NautoScan NX Radar Transceiver on the container feeder Vera Rambow (Photo: Raytheon AnschĂĽtz)

German navigation system manufacturer Raytheon Anschütz reports that its NautoScan NX (NSX) network radar transceivers have exceeded 100 installations. With the launch of Raytheon Anschütz’s new NSX radar transceivers, state-of-the-art network radar technology has replaced the analog data transmission alternative. Now, radar status and video are generated in the transceiver, shared by a digital interface and distributed through a redundant Dual Gigabit LAN to an unlimited number of PCs – a unique and patented feature of the new NSX radar.

04 May 2016

Raytheon Anschütz Steering Gear Control for Luxury Cruise Ships

NautoSteer (Photo: Raytheon AnschĂĽtz)

The German navigation system manufacturer Raytheon Anschütz was awarded a retrofit contract of steering gear control systems for two luxury cruise ships chartered by Noble Caledonia Ltd. The cruise ships will be retrofitted with the Anschütz NautoSteer AS advanced steering gear control system. Salén Ship Management, as the technical manager of the cruise ships Island Sky and Hebridean Sky, has decided to replace the manual steering gear control systems with a redundant NautoSteer AS steering gear control system from Raytheon Anschütz.

13 Apr 2016

Synapsis INS for Offshore Crew Change Vessel

Synapsis INS, installed on an Esvagt Windpark Service Vessel (Photo: Raytheon AnschĂĽtz)

German navigation system manufacturer Raytheon Anschütz has secured a contract for the delivery of the Synapsis Integrated Navigation System (INS) to a Crew Change Vessel (CCV). The vessel is being built for the Danish shipping company Esvagt by Astilleros Zamakona Shipyard in Spain. The vessel, used for crew changes at sea, is planned to be delivered in the second quarter of 2017. Havyard Ship Design & Solutions AS, in accordance to the shipowner, is responsible for ship design and delivery of system packages.

11 Apr 2016

New Type Approval for Raytheon Anschütz ECDIS

Raytheon AnschĂĽtz ECDIS (Image: Raytheon AnschĂĽtz)

German navigation system manufacturer Raytheon Anschütz announced it is ready to deliver Electronic Chart Display & Information System (ECDIS) Software compliant with new International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) standards. The IEC and IHO have published new versions of some of their ECDIS standards, and all users must update their existing ECDIS to be in compliance by September 1, 2017. Raytheon Anschütz has finished type approval of the ECDIS Software according to these standards.

04 Sep 2015

Canadian Frigates Get a Radar Upgrade

Canadian Navy Halifax-Class Frigate (Copyright: US Navy, www.navy.mil)

German navigation system manufacturer Raytheon Anschütz has completed factory acceptance tests and delivery of 12 sets of navigation radars for the Canadian Navy’s Halifax-class frigates. The scope of onboard systems covers X-/ and S-Band radars with high-performance detection capabilities. Raytheon Anschütz  said the radars have been enhanced with advanced features in accordance with the Canadian customer requirements, including new radiation control and pulse blanker interfaces…

26 Jun 2015

COSCO Orders Navigation Systems for New Box Ships

Container ship Cosco Italy on the river Elbe with destination port Hamburg, 2014  (Copyright: Buonasera)

The German navigation system manufacturer Raytheon Anschütz announced new contracts for the delivery of Synapsis Integrated Navigation Systems (INS) to five 14,500TEU Container Vessels built at Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Co.Ltd. The new vessels will be owned by Shanghai-based COSCO Container Lines Co.Ltd. and are planned to enter operation from September 2016 to December 2017. Raytheon Anschütz has won the contracts through its Shanghai Representative Office. Each ship set will consist of X- and S-band radars and seven Synapsis NX Multifunctional Workstations in various configurations.

30 Mar 2015

Enhancements for Standard 22 Gyro Compass

Photo courtesy of Raytheon AnschĂĽtz

The German navigation system manufacturer Raytheon Anschütz has announced a new revision of the Anschütz Standard 22 Gyro Compass System. The enhancements improve the integration capabilities of the  gyro compass and secures compliance with latest regulations. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has released new test standards for gyro compasses. The main difference is that gyro compasses shall be compliant to bridge alert management requirements. Raytheon Anschütz has reworked the alarm functionality of the whole Standard 22 family…

18 Mar 2015

Raytheon Anschütz Supplies INS to Chipolbrok

Multipurpose cargo vessel owned by Chipolbrok (Photo: Dietmar Hasenpusch)

Raytheon Anschütz supplied its Synapsis Integrated Navigation System (INS) to a series of four new 32,000 DWT MPP heavy-lift vessels being built at Shanghai Shipyard for the Chinese-Polish joint stock shipping company Chipolbrok. The INS supplied includes X- and S-band radars as well as four Synapsis bridge workstations for chart radar and ECDIS with radar video overlay, the German navigation system manufacturer said. The INS centralizes common tasks and services and provides functional integration of navigation systems and applications as well as of important sensors.

30 Jan 2015

Raytheon Anschütz Opens Service Center in Panama

Photo: Raytheon AnschĂĽtz

German navigation system manufacturer Raytheon Anschütz has established its new subsidiary Raytheon Anschuetz Panama, S. de R.L., in Panama City. The new company, to open on February 1, 2015, will be positioned as the regional customer support and service coordination center, including service training capabilities and a large spare parts depot for Panama, Middle and South America and the Caribbean. The facility of Raytheon Anschuetz Panama is located close to the Panama Canal and in decent proximity to the airport…

09 Sep 2014

Raytheon Anschütz Unveils New Navigation Radar

On opening day of SMM, the German navigation system manufacturer Raytheon Anschütz officially launched the newly developed NautoScan NX network radar transceivers, the centerpiece of its next generation Synapsis Radar system. The new NautoScan NX transceivers generate raw radar video, which is distributed via Gigabit LAN. Raw video distribution without any analogue losses enables optimized performance with high-fidelity radar data processing through the individual end-user applications on the bridge. Dr.

03 Sep 2014

Raytheon Anschütz Enhance Bridge INS

Synapsis Bridge Control: Image Raytheon

German navigation system manufacturer Raytheon Anschütz says it has launched a new Synapsis software release and hardware infrastructure, which will further enhance the bridge alarm management and add new features and capabilities to the Integrated Navigation System (INS). Synapsis Intelligent Bridge Control is the world’s first Integrated Navigation System (INS) which complies with the IMO Performance Standards MSC.252(83) and IEC 61924-2. About two years after product launch, over 100 Synapsis systems have been contracted and more than half of them are already in operation.

01 Aug 2014

Raytheon Anschütz Innovations to Debut at SMM

Image: Raytheon AnschĂĽtz

German navigation system manufacturer Raytheon Anschütz announced the launch of navigation system innovations as well as improvements to existing technologies for this year’s SMM. The world’s first IMO-certified Integrated Navigation System (INS), Synapsis Intelligent Bridge Control, will take the center stage at the Raytheon Anschütz booth. About two years after product launch, more than 100 Synapsis systems have been contracted and more than half of them are already in operation.

02 Jul 2014

Raytheon Anschütz to Debut New Radar at SMM

The new NautoScan NX Radar Transceiver

The German navigation system manufacturer Raytheon Anschütz announced the launch of a new generation navigation radar for this year’s SMM. The new radar is distinguished mainly by two innovations on the transceiver: Network technology replaces analog data transmission, and a pedestal which is newly constructed electrically and mechanically reduces cost of ownership and simplifies service. The new NautoScan NX radar transceivers are based on modern hardware and software infrastructure to achieve highest reliability on a high performance level.

27 May 2014

Synapsis INS for Two New Wind Farm Service Vessels

Rendering courtesy of Raytheon AnschĂĽtz

The German navigation system manufacturer Raytheon Anschütz, says that  together with its exclusive Norwegian distributor Syberg AS, it has been awarded a contract for the supply of an advanced Synapsis Integrated Navigation System (INS) to two new state-of-the-art wind farm service vessels. Raytheon explains that the Norwegian shipyard, Havyard Ship Technology in Leirvik / Sogn, is designing and building the new vessels which have to meet the highest demands on design, safety, efficiency and performance.

29 Jul 2013

Maintenance-free Gyro Compass

With the new Horizon MF the German navigation system manufacturer Raytheon Anschütz launches a new generation gyro compass which can be operated free of maintenance. Horizon MF is Raytheon Anschütz’ new strap down compass system which uses Hemispherical Resonator Gyros (HRG) to measure angular rates for heading calculation. In a strapped-down system angular rate gyros and accelerometers are not gimballed but mounted stationary in a housing. The sensor measures angular rates and accelerations in three axes.

25 Jun 2013

Integrated Bridge Shaping the Future

While the Integrated Bridge increasingly plays a bigger role in various shipbuilding programs, in many cases the degree of integration can be limited and does not allows a fully functional integration of different navigation systems or further ship systems on the bridge. In tandem there has been an increasing demand for higher level integrated bridge systems, which was reasonably driven by more sophisticated and safety-sensitive vessels such as cruise ships, specialized vessels and few oil tankers.

03 Jun 2013

Raytheon Anschütz Launches New Gyro Compass

Photo: Raytheon AnschĂĽtz

With the new Horizon MF the German navigation system manufacturer Raytheon Anschütz launches a new generation gyro compass which can be operated free of maintenance. Horizon MF is Raytheon Anschütz’ new strap down compass system which uses Hemispherical Resonator Gyros (HRG) to measure angular rates for heading calculation. In a strapped-down system angular rate gyros and accelerometers are not gimballed but mounted stationary in a housing. The sensor measures angular rates and accelerations in three axes.

22 Apr 2013

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…

13 Jul 2012

NP 5000 Improves Fuel Consumption

NautoPilot 5000 with Integrated Heading and Rudder Plotter.

As a consequence of recent IMO regulations, shipowners are requested to improve energy efficiency of their ships’ operation with regard to various factors that drive fuel consumption and emissions. The German navigation system manufacturer Raytheon Anschütz addresses these requirements with their newly developed autopilot series NP 5000. As one of the first customers, the US-based Overseas Shipholding Group (OSG) has contracted Raytheon Anschütz for retrofitting existing autopilot systems on their fleet of oil tankers with the newly developed Anschütz NautoPilot 5300.

10 Jul 2012

Raytheon Anschütz Opens in Rio de Janeiro

Managing Director Paul Robbe: Photo credit Raytheon

Raytheon Anschütz has established a  new subsidiary Raytheon Anschuetz do Brasil Sistemas Marítimos Ltda. With the new company, Raytheon Anschütz intends to expand its sales and service activities in South America. Headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Raytheon Anschuetz do Brasil will provide Brazilian shipyards and shipowners with local know-how in maritime system integration and after sales services. This includes supply and systems integration for Raytheon Anschütz navigation components: gyro compasses, autopilots and steering systems, Radars, ECDIS, and complete integrated bridge systems.

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