Raytheon Anschuetz Integrated Bridge to advance Italy's Coast Guard patrol boat functionality

  Raytheon Anschuetz Integrated Bridge to advance Italy's Coast Guard patrol
                              boat functionality

Leverages proven commercial technologies for military applications

PR Newswire

TEWKSBURY, Mass., April 23, 2013

TEWKSBURY, Mass., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Raytheon Anschuetz, a German
based, indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), in
partnership with Italian marine automation provider Seastema, has been
selected to deliver Integrated Bridge and Navigation Systems (IBNS) for two
Italian Coast Guard military patrol vessels. The vessels are currently being
built at Fincantieri's Castellammare di Stabia (Naples) shipyard.

Delivery of the IBNS will be the first military application under a teaming
agreement between Raytheon Anschuetz and Seastema. Together, the companies
will provide Italy's Coast Guard patrol vessels with the latest generation
IBNS, fully integrated with Seastema's SEAS-Navy ship automation system.
Having successfully delivered advanced bridge systems to the commercial mega
yacht market, the Anschuetz-Seastema team is delivering fully integrated
automation and navigation functionality to military vessels.

The integrated bridge system will include features such as solid-state and
conventional radars, electronic chart display and information system (ECDIS),
and one multifunctional workstation for access to ECDIS and ship control data
(conning), as well as the adaptive trackpilot and a full package of navigation

In addition to the SEAS-Navy ship automation system, Seastema also provides
advanced radar processors, a thermal imaging system, and an advanced imaging
processing feature that enables registering and off-line analysis. A 55-inch
touch screen for the tactical room completes the command and control system
deliverables from Seastema.

"Proven and deployed on commercial vessels, the IBNS are scalable and
adaptable to meet the needs and requirements of military applications for
large and small naval platforms, designed to increase efficiency in operation
and offer customization, such as control of any function from any place," said
Lueder Hogrefe, general manager of Raytheon Anschuetz. "Together with
Seastema, we integrate the core ship electronics systems in a standardized but
flexible manner to satisfy operational requirements of different missions and

Features and Benefits
The latest version of Raytheon Anschuetz's IBNS features a new wide-screen,
scalable multifunctional workstation. The high degree of integration, a
standardized human machine interface and increased functionality of the bridge
workstations empower crew to operate from any workplace on the bridge and make
the bridge system ideally suited for vessels with small crew sizes. A
consistent system design and the use of standard hardware provide a high level
of flexibility to adapt the bridge system to various mission and naval
requirements. The design and components also help to reduce costs associated
with engineering, logistics, spares and technical support.

About Raytheon
Raytheon Company, with 2012 sales of $24 billion and 68,000 employees
worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense,
security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation
spanning 91 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission
systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects;
and command, control, communications and intelligence systems; as well as a
broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham,
Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on
Twitter @raytheon.

Note to Editors
Raytheon Anschuetz GmbH is a German-based subsidiary of Raytheon Company and a
leading integrator of maritime systems, such as bridge and navigation systems,
for all kinds of commercial vessels, specialized vessels, mega yachts and
naval ships, or maritime and coastal surveillance systems. More than 30,000
vessels worldwide are equipped with Raytheon Anschuetz navigation systems,
backed with a global network of subsidiaries and regional offices, including
Shanghai, Singapore, Rio de Janeiro, San Diego, and Portsmouth (UK), as well
as 200 specialized service stations around the world. For more information,
visit www.raytheon-anschuetz.com.

Raytheon Company
Integrated Defense Systems
Tewksbury, Mass.

Media Contact
Carolyn Beaudry


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