Raytheon Anschütz has been selected by BAE Systems to provide the Integrated Navigation and Bridge System (INBS) for the UK Royal Navy’s new Type 26 Global Combat Ships.
Raytheon Anschütz is under contract to deliver the Integrated Bridge and Navigation System for the first three ships, including customer-specific design and development, a land-based integration facility, and a wide range of services up to completion of sea trials. The Company is providing the INBS as a major subcontractor to BAE Systems, the ship design authority and builder.
The proposed system will be an evolution of the INBS delivered to Type 45 destroyers, building on Raytheon Anschütz’s current generation of Synapsis INBS. Defined R&D tasks and software are provided by the UK-based Raytheon Naval Service & Support Center, working in close cooperation with the customer.
The Type 26 Global Combat Ship is planned to replace the existing Type 23 frigates of the UK Royal Navy. The shipbuilding program consists of up to 13 ships, with the first ship planned to enter service after 2020.
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