Furuno has been selected by the Canadian Coast Guard to outfit its new Bay class search-and-rescue vessels. The 55-foot CCGS Pennant Bay and CCGS Baie De Plaisance are the first of twelve hulls ordered by the CCG, with an option for six more. These new Bay class vessels, all named for Canadian bays, will be equipped with new Furuno electronics, including a multi-station NavNet TZtouch network with radar and depthsounder, to assist the CCG in its mission to keep Canadians and Canadian waterways safe.
An integrated package of Furuno electronics was selected for the new vessels, which can operate up to 100 nautical miles offshore. At the heart of the network are dual NavNet TZtouch Black Box Processors (TZTBB) and 19" touchscreen displays, supported by a dedicated 14" NavNet TZtouch (TZT14), at the upper helm, integrating peripheral devices needed to meet mission objectives.
Two X-band radars, including the solid-state DRS4DNXT, a 24" Doppler Radome with target analyzer and fast target tracking, and the DRS6AX, a 6 kW open-array radar, share data to all TZtouch workstations, and provide both short- and long-range target detection up to 96 nautical miles.
These new SAR ships are equipped with integrated NavPilot series adaptive autopilots, including the NavPilot 700 at the lower helm, and the color NavPilot 711C at the upper helm, which record vessel data to improve handling. The system also includes the DFF1 1 kW depthsounder and DT800 depth sensor, providing redundancy in depthsounding. The system also integrates a FLIR M-Series thermal camera to assist in the vessel's search and rescue mission.
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