Italy. 20 May 2020. Seastema, a Fincantieri company, leader in the design and supply of integrated naval automation and navigation systems in the military, merchant and yacht sectors, has been certified for its SEAS-PILOT HCS autopilot system with the MED/4.16 Type Approval Certificate of Conformity by DNVGL.
With this result, SEASTEMA becomes the only Italian manufacturer, and one of the first worldwide, of a certified autopilot system in conformity with the new European regulation MED (Marine Equipment Directive) 2019/1397, the highest international standard in the “Marine” field.
The SEAS-PILOT HCS system will be used on the new naval units that FINCANTIERI will deliver to the ITALIAN NAVY within the so-called “Naval Act”. The first installation will be operating on the LSS (Logistic Support Ship), followed by the naval units that Fincantieri is building for the Qatar Navy and the new yachts built by Benetti.
As a continuation of these activities, Seastema is developing an automatic course control system (SEAS-PILOT TCS), that will be MED certified and which will be installed on the LHD (Landing Helicopter Dock) unit of the Italian Navy.
SEAS-PILOT HCS and SEAS-PILOT TCS, together with the proprietary Dynamic Positioning (DP) already installed on the two Italian Coast Guard “Dattilo” and “Diciotti” units, form the SEASPILOT NAVY solution, an advanced autopilot able to handle tactical maneuvering functions. SEASPILOT NAVY is in the process of being released also on the PPA units (Pattugliatori Polivalenti d’Altura).
SEASTEMA is continuing, as these results show, to invest in research and development activities using control logic and innovative graphic technologies to make its products increasingly competitive.