At Euronaval 2016, the German bridge system integrator Raytheon Anschütz announces the next step forward for their Synapsis Tactical Command System (SYNTACS). The capabilities of SYNTACS are enhanced through the integration of ballistic modules, weapon computer and additional shipborne surveillance equipment, enabling the system to provide a complete fire control solution.

"SYNTACS is a scalable integrated mission management system solution, which has proven its effectiveness in numerous installations over the past two years, including the HSI32 Interceptor vessels built at French shipyard CMN," said Raytheon Anschütz’ Dr. Thomas Lehmann, segment manager of C2 solutions. "With the next level of SYNTACS, customers in the small naval combatant or OPV market will benefit from a cost-effective solution for basic combat management, an optimal fit for their mission needs."

SYNTACS currently combines command and control, advanced situational awareness capabilities as well as navigation features. With the integration of the ballistic modules, SYNTACS offers a seamless turn-key solution for the entire functional chain from surveillance, situation analysis and detection, to engagement and fire control. The system is also fully compliant with IMO standards and type approvals for high-speed operation.

Ballistic modules can be operated on multifunctional workstations simultaneously with other applications, such as tactical navigation on ECDIS. This optimizes utilization of each workplace, and eliminates the need for additional workstation hardware. Most notable for small vessels, SYNTACS offers an easy upgrade of their situational awareness, surveillance, basic combat and self-defense capabilities while taking into account spacial arrangements, ergonomic considerations, and efficient logistics.

At Euronaval 2016, SYNTACS will be featured in booth F47 in the US pavilion, demonstrating the exceptional features of this highly-effective tactical bridge system solution for small naval platforms and coast guard vessels.