Project: Advanced Stabilised Glide Slope Indicator (ASGSI)
Client: Navy, CASG, Naval Ship Management, Owen International, AGI and Navantia Australia
Contractor: Navantia Australia
Navantia Australia has successfully completed a major design update for the Royal Australian Navy’s Canberra Class LHDs, installing an Advanced Stabilised Glide Slope Indicator (ASGSI).
A consortium of Navy, CASG, Naval Ship Management, Owen International, AGI and Navantia Australia collaboratively worked through an engineering change to install the new Advanced SGSI system in a very tight time frame, which has restored the capability reliability.
The system is a critical piece of equipment on the deck of the ship, used to guide helicopters to land in the designated area of the ship while it is moving.
As the installation of the ASGSI system needed electrical enclosures which were robust enough for an open deck maritime application, B&R Enclosures was approached to assist. Our range of enclosure solutions and quality of construction and materials were just one of the reasons for this.
B&R manufactured enclosures using 316 stainless steel to prevent corrosion from salt water, while also achieving an IP66 rating to prevent ingress of dust and more importantly water.
Navantia Australia performed all of the platform integration design necessary to integrate the ASGSI into the into the Canberra Class LHD design.
The Forward ASGSI system is now fully installed on both HMA Ships Canberra and Adelaide and was recently used to support the First of Class Flight Trials for the MH60R helicopters.