Anschütz delivers SYNTACS systems for Saudi Arabia’s 58 HSI-32 interceptors

German defence company Anschütz has delivered integrated mission systems for navigation and Command and Control (C2) for a total of 58 HSI-32 high-speed interceptors built by the French shipyard CMN, part of CMN NAVAL shipbuilding group, for the Royal Saudi Naval Forces. 


At the centre of the Anschütz mission systems is SYNTACS, a C2 solution delivered in a package with integrated navigation and communications. This gives operators on board and ashore situational awareness and complete control of the mission from any workstation.

While the final ships in this series are about to enter service, the systems onboard the ships that have previously been delivered and tested during operation.

“With our mission systems based around the SYNTACS C2 system, we have designed and delivered an integrated solution that not only demonstrates outstanding performance in maritime domain awareness and coastal security, but also delivers sustainable added value to our customers,” said Thomas Lehmann, Head of the Business Unit for Integrated Mission Systems at Anschütz.

SYNTACS is sensor-independent and features advanced tactical target management that analyses and correlates data from multiple on-board navigation and monitoring systems.

The classic navigation image is converted into a complete maritime picture, which is then made available via a common user interface for navigation and mission. In addition to primary navigational applications such as the (naval) radar and the (warship) electronic chart display and information system, SYNTACS provides a clearly structured dashboard with access to tactical navigation, mission planning and execution, as well as basic combat capabilities.

According to Anschütz, the capabilities include:

  • Solid-state radar for surveillance and navigation (type-approved)
  • Defined alarm and protection zones with integrated interception function
  • Seamlessly integrated electro-optical system for identification and surveillance
  • Integration and deployment of weapon systems
  • Data links for exchanging routes, targets and a common operational picture between HSI-32 units and land stations
  • Various software modules for mission management, mission data recording and other special use cases in the context of maritime domain awareness
  • Designed for remotely controlled operations.

The service offering for the HSI-32 includes maintenance, repair and upgrades for all system components as well as full in-service support contracts.