Raytheon Anschütz, a German-based leader in naval
bridge system integration, has achieved several key milestones
toward the Integrated Navigation and Bridge System (INBS) for the
UK Royal Navy's new Type 26 Global Combat Ships. Under the
current contract, Raytheon Anschütz will deliver the INBS,
including customer-specific design and development, a land-based
integration facility, and a wide range of services through
completion of sea trials.
Throughout 2016, Raytheon Anschütz achieved several program
milestones, on schedule, including: several risk reducing
activities, the completion of the critical design review for the
INBS, and the completion of radar integration trials with a Terma
6000 radar in order to provide a solid-state IMO-compliant,
I-band navigational radar. Raytheon Anschütz is also integrating
Government Furnished Equipment items.
A recent milestone has been reached when a fully functional
navigation system was commissioned for the land-based integration
and test facility. This navigation bridge subset of equipment has
been successfully integrated into the customer-provided Shared
Computing Environment test infrastructure.
Richard Waldron, Defense Sales Manager at Raytheon Anschütz,
said: "All these milestones have been achieved by the Raytheon
Anschütz team of experienced experts working in close
collaboration with a team-orientated customer, BAE Systems. We
thank the whole team and look forward to the next achievements on
the Type 26 program."
The latest evolution of the Synapsis INBS leverages
state-of-the-art technology and provides any function, anywhere,
at any time to enhance situational awareness, and enables easy
adaptation to suit different and changing mission scenarios. Key
aspects are open architecture and a shared computing environment
to enhance bridge systems interoperability, integration,
scalability and performance.
The UK Government committed to eight Type 26 Global Combat Ships
in its 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review which are
needed to provide the critical Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW)
protection to the Continuous at Sea Deterrent and the new Queen
Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers. The Type 26 Global Combat
Ships will in time replace the eight ASW Type 23 Frigates, be
globally deployable and capable of undertaking a wide range of
roles from high intensity warfare to humanitarian assistance,
either operating independently or as part of a task group.