• Credit: BAE Systems Australia
    Credit: BAE Systems Australia

BAE Systems Australia’s maritime division has selected Anschütz to deliver customised Synapsis Warship Integrated Navigation and Bridge Systems (WINBS) for the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) Hunter Class Frigate Program, which will provide a fleet of anti-submarine warfare frigates.

Anschütz will deliver multifunctional consoles for warship electronic chart display and information systems, naval radars, and additional navigation equipment and integrated steering gear control systems for the first batch of three Hunter class frigates.

The contract scope also entails the integration with a customer-specific combat management system, customised engineering, program management, documentation and training.

Anschütz will leverage experience gained from the integration of WINBS into the Type 26 frigates currently under construction in the UK, as well as from the radar replacement program for the RAN’s Anzac class.

"We are grateful for the trust placed in us by both the Commonwealth and BAE Systems Australia", said André Moritz, Country Manager for Australia.

"We are honoured and motivated to continue our excellent cooperation and provide the new Hunter class with a world-leading naval navigation solution that meets every expectation."

In 2022, Anschütz secured an initial contract to provide systems design engineering and requirements verification work for the Hunter- program.

Under the contract, Anschütz is going to expand cooperation with Australian industry in the areas of engineering, production and maintenance, to assist in the transfer of technology and knowledge to Australia’s shipbuilding workforce.

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