From Integrated Bridge to Mission Management

- New operations module supports mine countermeasure missions -

The research and development laboratory at Raytheon Anschütz’s headquarters is darkened, with only five displays in dimmed mode giving off some light. A system engineer stands in front of a radar display and observes moving targets. His fingers are moving to the trackball to switch over to another application.

There are radar contacts on the Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) display, marked with tactical symbols. A triangle shows the security zone and is drawn around the own ship position, and the video of a camera is part of the display. Suddenly an alert breaks the silence, as a target enters the security zone and the camera automatically pans to the target.

This is Raytheon Anschütz’s SYNTACS, short for Synapsis Tactical Command System, an innovative software solution for command and control (C2) and situational awareness which piggy-backs on Raytheon Anschütz‘s Integrated Navigation System (INS).

SYNTACS provides tactical situational awareness and Command and Control to watchstanders using information derived from Raytheon Anschütz‘s International Maritime Organization (IMO) compliant INS, organic sensors including radars and EO/IR cameras, and off-ship data. SYNTACS provides C2 through a host of tactical modules including EO/IR management, weapons engagement, man-overboard tracking decision aids, data recording and helicopter control. But it doesn’t end there.

"Our latest extension is the special operations module for mine countermeasure missions. This module integrates a customer-specific sonar as well as an interface for a remote controlled vehicle and/or an autonomous underwater vehicle for the data exchange to the SYNTACS software," said Thomas Lehmann, segment manager at Raytheon Anschütz.

"This helps navies around the world to carry out highly complex mine countermeasure missions under the most demanding conditions anywhere on the water, successfully and safely," Lehmann said.

Systems are designed to meet customer requirements using a modular approach, starting with basic software that can be extended with numerous modules for individual sensors, task and missions. So, whether starting with a full Raytheon Anschütz Integrated Bridge and Navigation System or just wanting to add a single workstation, SYNTACS takes modular plug-and-play integration one step further to seamlessly and simply integrate C2 and situational awareness capabilities into a customers existing INS architecture.

With SYNTACS you can transform any former integrated navigation system into a full-blown, tactically oriented Mission Management System. Raytheon Anschütz’s mission is to support customers with tailored solutions that offer the best value for money while maximizing their flexibility today, and in the future.

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