Raytheon Anschuetz: Integrated Navigation System for Mission Supply Vessel 2nd Batch
The K130 Corvette Project allowed Raytheon Anschütz to install an integrated bridge of the newest generation on board a German Navy vessel for the first time. Positive feedback from customers concerning the ergonomics and functioning capability of this system, as well as the great collaboration between Raytheon Anschütz and the contractor are all compelling reasons why Raytheon Anschütz will outfit the third Mission Supply Vessel in addition to the new F125 Frigates.
Because of the similarity to the previous systems on board the K130 and F125, the German Navy will have knowledge and experience which they can directly apply to the new navigation system. The core of the navigation system consists of four multifunction systems that combine the functions, radar, ECDIS, and Conning, to one work station. The radar fuses all of the targets of the different antennas together and makes them available on every screen. Thus the crew can choose between the X- or S-band radar for a 360° view around the ship. Furthermore, the scope of supply also includes the NP2035 Autopilot for high precision track control, the manual steering control system, an inertial navigation platform (MINS) based on ring laser gyro technology, two navigation data distributers, as well as a complete set of navigation sensors and meteorological equipment. An additionally constructed Ethernet Bus joins all of these multifunction systems and sensors together.
As an extra service, Raytheon Anschütz offers individual customer program management, integrated logistic support including Interactive Electronic Technical Documentation (IETD), setting to work and extended testing (FAT with system integration test, HAT, SAT). For the crew, Raytheon Anschütz provides comprehensive training both on land and on board. In regard to the operation and maintenance of the navigation system, the German Navy can greatly benefit from the similarities between the new MSV navigation system and those installed on board the K130 and F125, especially in the area of personnel training and logistic support. One result of this will be a higher flexibility within the crew.
In the next two years, Raytheon Anschütz will deliver their integrated navigation system to the Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft. The other shipyards in the consortium ARGE EGV are: Fr. Lürssen in Bremen; TKMS Blohm + Voss Nordseewerke in Emden; and the Peenewerft in Wolgast. The MSV 2nd Batch has used the previous operating experience of the older two MSV units to further develop each of the individual board systems.
The new MSV will be finished in the year 2012 to strengthen the support units of the German Navy. The ship will be over 173 meters long with a displacement of approximately 20,000 tons. Besides providing logistical support and a supply line, the new MSV is also equipped with medical services. The first two units of this type have already proven their great capability several times in international missions.
Raytheon Anschütz has delivered more than 600 customized Integrated Bridge Systems for commercial and naval ships. The company has a broad range of own products, which covers e.g. gyro compasses, ring-laser gyros, autopilots and steering control systems, radars and electronic sea charts (ECDIS). All activities such as R&D, system engineering, production, sales and service are concentrated at one location. Raytheon Anschütz cares for its systems on board of more than 25,000 vessels worldwide and maintains a service network with more than 200 service stations alongside the most important shipping routes of the world.
Raytheon Anschütz is a subsidiary of the Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA, USA) and a part of the Integrated Defense Systems department (IDS, Tewksbury). The company was founded in 1905 as Anschütz & Co and currently has more than 500 workers. All of the essential components for safe ship navigation are developed, produced, and meticulously tested at the headquarters in Kiel.
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