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Anschütz Passes Next Design Milestone in Royal Australian Navy Hunter Class Programme

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Anschütz Passes Next Design Milestone in Royal Australian Navy Hunter Class Programme

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Anschütz Passes Next Design Milestone in Royal Australian Navy Hunter Class Programme
Anschütz Passes Next Design Milestone in Royal Australian Navy Hunter Class Programme

Anschütz, as a leading global integrator of Warship Integrated Navigation and Bridge Systems (WINBS), was selected as the supplier of WINBS for the Australian Hunter class frigates in 2021. At the end of 2023, the design and manufacturing contract for 3 ships and a land-based test system was placed. Anschütz, in partnership with Raytheon Australia, has now passed the System Design Review closure (SDRc). The new Hunter class frigates will be built by ASC shipbuilding under the leaderships of BAE Systems Maritime Australia. Anschütz is supplying combat-proven, state-of-the-art WINBS for the new frigates as well as a land-based test system.

The WINBS are tailor-made for the Hunter Class Programme and include multifunctional consoles for warship electronic chart display and information systems as well as a unique naval radar capability, combining navigational and tactical features with unsurpassed situational awareness. Additionally, the WINBS is integrated with steering gear control systems and a customer-specific combat management system. Not only is the WINBS characterised by the system-wide use of consistent and validated data, but it also has user-friendly and intuitive user interfaces as well as extensive functions for tactical navigation and safe operations at sea. The intelligent and sustainable system architecture combines safety standards and integrated redundancies with efficiency on board and ashore.

Warship Integrated Navigation and Bridge Systems (WINBS)
Warship Integrated Navigation and Bridge Systems (WINBS). (Photo by Anschütz)

“We are pleased to have reached a major milestone in the Hunter Class Programme with our partner Raytheon Australia and our valued customers. With our WINBS, we are providing the Royal Australian Navy with a range of new capabilities and options that will not only enable operational benefits now and in future but also improvements in logistics”, said André Moritz, Head of Business Development and Sales for Australia at Anschütz.

Currently, Anschütz’ WINBS is the leading technology for the integrated navigation and bridge systems of the largest naval surface combatants’ programmes, among others the new UK Royal Navy Type 26 and Type 31e classes, the German K130 and F125 classes, and the Brazilian Tamandaré programme. Anschütz is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of navigation, bridge and mission systems for commercial shipping, offshore and research vessels, workboats, mega yachts, coast guard and naval vessels, and submarines. 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.

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