Furuno signs deal with Canadian Coast Guard

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The Canadian Coast Guard has chosen Furuno products for its new Bay class of search-and-rescue boats.

The 55-foot CCGS Pennant Bay and Baie De Plaisance are the first of 12 vessels ordered by the Canadian Coast Guard. It has an option for six more.

The vessels’ new Furuno electronics include a multistation NavNet TZtouch network with radar and depth sounder. The systems feature dual NavNet TZtouch Black Box processors and 19-inch touch-screen displays, plus a 14-inch NavNet TZtouch at the upper helm.

Dual X-band radars are accessible from all of the TZtouch stations and include the solid-state DRS4DNXT, Furuno’s new 24-inch Doppler Radome with Target analyzer and fast target tracking, plus DRS6AX, a 6-kW open array radar. The radar units have a detection range of as much as 96 nautical miles.

The new vessels are controlled by the integrated NavPilot 700 adaptive autopilot at the lower helm and the NavPilot 711C at the upper station. Furuno said the NavPilot is a self-learning autopilot.

The Furuno DFF1 1-kW depth sounder and DT800 depth sensor provide a detailed picture of the water column, and the RD33 digital data display provides a variety of information. FLIR M-Series thermal cameras are integrated into the system and can be controlled from any onboard display.

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