A customized, type S55 submarine steering stand, including the newly designed three-dimensional autopilot, as well as a battery monitoring system has been delivered by Raytheon Anschutz to Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME).
The equipment will be used by DSME for a new submarine destined for use by the Indonesian Navy.
"Our new 3D autopilot demonstrated its full steering accuracy and our customers have expressed their overall satisfaction with the robustness and performance of the integrated steering solution," said Raytheon Anschutz’s Gerald Baden, who leads the submarine business area.
"This acceptance test for the Indonesian submarine was the third successful implementation of the new autopilot in an international submarine program."
Safe steering and manoeuvrability, with speed, precision and minimal noise is ensured due to a robust controller fitted on the new system’s autopilot.
The software-based autopilot can offer an extended functional range, including smart integration of the rudder steering system with electronic sea chart or situational awareness systems for waypoint steering and tactical manoeuvre planning.
Hull 7712 is the first of three 209-class submarines for the Indonesian Navy.
They feature a modified design and are being built at Daewoo’s Okpo shipyard in South Korea.