Furuno USA, Inc. said it has been awarded a five-year U.S. Coast
Guard (USCG) IDIQ contract, valued at approximately $10 million,
to supply Doppler Speed Logs (DSL) as part of the USCG's Doppler
Speed Refreshment Project. Furuno's DS60 DSL will be installed on
more than 200 vessels, ranging from 87' Marine Protector-class
patrol boats to the 418' National Security Cutters, the largest
class of vessel in the USCG fleet.
The U.S. Government required a DSL that would interface with
existing shipboard equipment, while retaining the functional
characteristics and performance of the original systems being
replaced. The Furuno DS60 is a precision three-axis Doppler Sonar
that offers real-time information for safe berthing and docking
maneuvers. The DS60's bright, 8.4" color LCD display offers three
display modes: three-axis speed, berthing, and a detailed
navigation data display, capable of showing information in both
graphic and alphanumeric formats.
The DS60 offers measurement capability at dead slow speed that is
vital for precise docking. It features a single, compact,
high-frequency transducer that is capable of measuring ship's
longitudinal and transverse speed relative to ground or water, as
well as water speed and direction beneath the hull, with
USCG has placed initial orders and vessel installations will
commence in late 2017/early 2018.