In 2017, Raytheon Anschütz was contracted to deliver an integrated navigation system (INS) for a most advanced polar research vessel in the UK. Meanwhile, Raytheon Anschütz has delivered a state-of-the-art Synapsis INS and its long-term Norwegian distributor, Syberg AS, is preparing for setting to work.
The INS includes five multifunctional displays with (chart-) radar, ECDIS and conning as well as a separate planning station and overhead stations. The INS also includes three highly precise NP5500 autopilots, two winterized NautoScan NX radar transceivers and a redundant gyro compass system of type Standard 30 MF, which ensures highest reliability under arctic conditions. With all hardware moved into a dedicated 19“rack, the INS offers unsurpassed ergonomics, design, and maintenance.
The 128-meter vessel, which was given the name “RRS Sir David Attenborough”, is currently being built by prestigious British shipyard Cammell Laird. Its design and equipment make the new vessel one of the most advanced scientific maritime vessels ever constructed, equipped for operation in both the Antarctic and Arctic under the high r equirements of the Polar Code ice class 4 and the LR NAV1 IBS notation.
Source: Raytheon Anschutz