Anschütz and Seastema supply IBS to Italian Coast Guard Patrol
German navigation system manufacturer Raytheon Anschütz in partnership
with Italian marine automation provider Seastema has been selected to
deliver advanced integrated bridge and navigation system for two Italian
Coast Guard military patrol vessels. The vessels are currently being
built at Fincantieri’s Castellammare di Stabia (Naples) shipyard.
The delivery will be the first military application under a teaming
agreement between Raytheon Anschütz and Seastema.
the companies will provide Italy’s Coast Guard patrol vessels
the latest generation integrated navigation system, fully integrated
with Seastema’s SEAS-Navy ship automation system. Having successfully
delivered advanced bridge systems to the commercial market, Raytheon
Anschütz and Seastema are delivering fully integrated automation
and navigation functionality to military vessels.
The integrated bridge system will include features such as solid-state
and conventional radars, electronic chart display and information system
(ECDIS), and one multifunctional workstation for access to ECDIS and
ship control data (conning), as well as the adaptive trackpilot, and
a full package of navigation sensors. Further ECDIS are supplied for
training and tactic rooms.
In addition to the SEAS-Navy ship automation system, Seastema also provides
advanced radar processors to find and follow surface marine pollution,
a thermal imaging system, a thermal imaging system, and an advanced
imaging processing feature that enables the captain registering and
off-line analysis. A 55” touch screen for the tactical room completes
the command and control system deliverables from Seastema.
“Proven and deployed on commercial vessels, our Integrated Bridge
Systems are scalable and adaptable to meet the needs and requirements
of military applications for large and small naval platforms, designed
to increase efficiency in operation and offer customization, such as
control of any function from any place,” said Lüder Hogrefe,
Managing Director at Raytheon Anschütz. “Together with Seastema,
we integrate the core ship electronics systems in a standardized but
flexible manner to satisfy operational requirements of different missions
The latest version of Raytheon Anschütz’ integrated bridge
and navigation systems is based on new wide-screen, scalable multifunctional
workstations. The high degree of integration, a standardized human machine
interface, and increased functionality of the bridge workstations empower
crew to operate from any workplace on the bridge and make the bridge
system especially suited for vessels with small crew sizes which operate
in diverse and rapidly evolving tasks. A consistent system design and
the use of standard hardware provide a high level of flexibility to
adapt the bridge system to various mission and naval requirements. The
design and components also help to reduce costs associated with engineering,
logistics, spares and technical support.