Raytheon Anschütz, designer of integrated navigation and bridge systems for the world’s most sophisticated naval programmes, has today declared its SYNAPSIS NAVAL, a next-generation tool with user-centered design.

The new technology leverages Raytheon Anschütz’s proven SYNAPSIS integrated navigation system and integrates various military system capabilities, including radar video merging and other tactical radar features, integrated situational awareness, ship self-defence capabilities, military surveillance radars, and cyber security solutions.

Raytheon Anschütz Business Development director Andreas Weidner said: "Our software architecture delivers increased system interoperability and advanced operational capabilities, while mitigating integration risk for customers.

"We have a legacy of bridge system integration experience across bridge navigation systems and third-party equipment such as specialised radars or WECDIS, which is based on more than 111 years of research, development and execution."

SYNAPSIS NAVAL is a software-defined system built on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technology and open system architecture to simplify maintenance and logistics and to support upgrades and future capability needs.

The system features an advanced sensor degradation and data distribution management, which provides the base for scalability of system functions and integration with other RAN 211e/2 on-board systems like automation or combat management. This includes integration of customer-specific equipment (GFE) and integration on customer-provided hardware or network infrastructure.

Raytheon Anschütz has delivered more than 1,200 integrated navigation and bridge systems to date.