Seastema has obtained the MED/4.16 Type Approval Certificate of Conformity of its SEAS-PILOT HCS autopilot system from DNVGL. Seastema has become the only Italian manufacturer and one of the first in the world to own a certified autopilot system in accordance with the new European regulation MED 2019/1397.

The SEAS-PILOT HCS system will be used on the new naval units that Fincantieri will deliver to the Italian Navy under the so-called ‘Legge Navale’. The first installation will be operative on the logistic support ship (LSS) followed by the new Benetti’s yachts.

Seastema is currently developing an automatic course control system (SEAS-PILOT TCS) that will be MED-certified and will be installed on the landing helicopter dock (LHD) of the Italian Navy.

SEAS-PILOT HCS and SEAS-PILOT TCS, together with the proprietary Dynamic Positioning (DP) already installed on the two Italian Coast Guard units, constitute the SEASPILOT NAVY, an advanced autopilot capable of handling tactical manoeuvring functions. SEASPILOT NAVY is also going to be released on the Pattugliatori Polivalenti d’Altura (PPA) units of the Italian Navy.

Seastema is continuing to invest in the research and development (R&D) activities, using control logic and innovative graphic technologies to make its products more competitive.