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Based on over 80 years of experience in the field of Autopilots the actual Raytheon-Anschütz products are: NautoPilot NP60, PilotStar D and the NautoPilot 20X5 Series.
The NautoPilot NP60 has been specially designed for small ships and can be operated in heading control and track control. As an adaptive Autopilot the NP60 reduces wear and tear of the steering gear by reducing the rudder movements – and thereby also reduces fuel consumption.
The PilotStar D is recommended for all classes of ships up to a length of 120m. Also the PilotStar D is an adaptive Autopilot and offers the possibility to install Remote Operator Units.
The NautoPilot 20X5 Series is Raytheon-Anschütz professional line of Autopilots for all commercial vessels above 100m length. There are three versions available of the NautoPilot 20X5:
• NautoPilot 2015: fulfils the requirements for track control system of Category B, in combination with Raytheon-Anschütz ECDIS.
• NautoPilot 2025: offers additional an economic mode – including automatic weather adaptivity. In combination with Raytheon-Anschütz ECDIS, NautoPilot 2025 fulfils all requirements for a track control system Category C.
• NautoPilot 2035: High precision track control with accuracy of 25m in combination with Raytheon-Anschütz ECDIS. This version of the NautoPilot is used in Integrated Bridge Systems from Raytheon-Anschütz.
All Raytheon-Anschütz Autopilots are type-approved and can be equipped with Follow-Up and Non-Follow-Up Tillers. As the different types of Autopilots are installed on several thousand vessels from all over the world, most sailors are already familiar with the operation. For older, obsolete Autopilots, Raytheon-Anschütz offers Retrofit packages.