The Navigation Company

"Our mission is to work with our team of experts around the world to ensure safety and reliability in navigation on the high seas– anytime, under all conditions.”

Raytheon Anschütz GmbH headquartered in Kiel, Germany delivers high-quality navigation solutions and strong, customer-oriented services worldwide.

Anschütz stands for experience and expertise in navigation like no other company, with passion and innovation being just as much part of our roots as the goal of making navigation at sea reliable and safe. Our mission is to work with our team of experts around the world to ensure safety and reliability in navigation on the high seas. Wherever you navigate. We are with you.

Key products & solutions

  • Gyro Compasses

  • Autopilots (2D and 3D)

  • Steering controls for surface ships and submarines

  • Navigation radars

  • Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS/WECDIS)

  • Electronic logbooks

  • Integrated Navigation and Bridge Systems (INS/IBS/WINBS)

  • Mission management systems

  • (Situation Awareness, C2) Customized solutions

From the past...

At the beginning of the 20th century, Dr. Hermann Anschütz-Kaempfe was inspired to find a new compass for ships. Supported by Albert Einstein, he researched and invented the gyro compass, after the invention he started his business Anschütz & Co in 1905. Other inventions, such as the iron helmsman, the first chart plotter and the track control system followed and revolutionized ship navigation. Most recently, the presentation of the first „Integrated Navigation System“ heralded digitization on the bridge. Today, we are a world leader in navigation systems. Every day, nautical officers on board of thousands of ships trust our compasses, autopilots, radars or ECDIS to navigate the world‘s oceans safely – above and below water.

...to the future

Raytheon Anschütz develops, supplies and services a broad range of navigational products including gyro compasses, autopilots and rudder control systems for surface ships and submarines, radar systems and electronic sea charts (ECDIS), and electronic logbooks to complete integrated bridge and mission systems. With broad navigational and maritime expertise, Raytheon Anschütz is also involved in international research projects, IMO working groups or industry panels such as CIRM.

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Raytheon Anschütz has the philosophy to follow the markets and its customers’ demands. Most important for ship owners worldwide is a quick and competent reaction in case of a service. In addition, customer-oriented advisory services during newbuilding programs are important. To ensure effective support at the world's largest ports, Raytheon Anschütz puts strong emphasis on competent service centers with large spare parts depots. During the past years Raytheon Anschütz has established international branches and subsidiaries along the most important shipping routes of the world.

Our subsidiaries

Designing the future of navigation

Since the first Anschütz gyro compass has been patented, Raytheon Anschütz has unveiled a number of innovations which have strongly influenced global shipping.

In the past and today, our innovations are motivated by the goal of making shipping safer and more efficient. We aim to use the new digital technologies to create value for our customers, for example by fostering the integration of functions and data, improving data exchange and offering better situational analysis, decision support assistance systems, and, above all, simplifying safe operations at sea. That is what we work on in our RAN-Dock and in our current maritime R&D projects.

RAN-Dock Innovation Hub

Raytheon Anschütz has established the RAN-DOCK as a Maritime Innovation Hub in Northern Germany. In fact, the RAN-Dock is a creative space, located in the center of the company, in which employees and talents can develop new ideas or new methods of cooperation outside the established business processes. In addition to our own workforce, Raytheon Anschütz also opens the RAN-Dock space for customers, start-ups, research institutes, and others in the region who are interested in joining the experimentation room and working together on cooperative business ideas and the possibilities of digital transformation in shipping.

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