Author name: SkyDec

Partnership with Wärtsilä ELAC NAUTIK

SkyDec is proud to announce to represent Wärtsila Elac Nautik GMBH in the Netherlands. Wärtsilä ELAC Nautik is a market leader in hydro-acoustic systems for naval, hydrographic and commercial applications.

The product portfolio includes sonar solutions, underwater communication systems, as well as navigation and multibeam echo sounders. The products are developed and manufactured in Kiel, Germany and are renowned for their high reliability, robustness, and advanced technology. With the specialization in equipping new vessels with innovative products, and developing customer-specific modernization solutions, ELAC also offer installation, logistics, and service support for all their products, and can provide product training if required.

Founded as ELAC (Electroacustic GmbH) in 1926, the company has extended its product range constantly. Today, Wärtsilä ELAC Nautik’s systems and products are installed on almost all NATO vessels, as well as on the navy vessels of most friendly nations. In addition to steady growth in the naval market, a worldwide reputation for hydroacoustic systems for research vessels has been achieved, including an established and reliable partner for the commercial shipping industry. In 2015, ELAC Nautik became part of the Wärtsilä Corporation.

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SkyDec in Safety Innovation Competition

SkyDec is teaming with TNO, division Defence, Safety & Security, in order to develop an military underwater navigation system (MUNS) in combination with a military underwater communication system (MUCS).

The objective is to enhance the safe operations of the divers of the special forces. This initiative will participate in a Safety Innovation Competition within the Netherlands to achieve additional funding.

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Cooperation with Raytheon Anschütz

SkyDec is proud to announce establishing a new cooperation with Raytheon Anschütz as service partner in the Netherlands.

This cooperation brings a more direct logistic support for Raytheon Anschütz customers in the Netherlands, it also opens doors for further cooperation of our two companies.

More than 110 years after its founding, Raytheon Anschütz has a recognized reputation as a reliable and world-leading manufacturer and integrator of navigation and naval systems.

Generations of seafarers are familiar with the Anschütz name on the gyro repeaters or autopilot as well as with the Raytheon brand on the radar antennas. Over the past decades the products have proven their reliable performance and supported the crew in their safe navigation, in any situation, around the world.

Raytheon Anschütz develops, supplies and services a broad range of navigational products up to tailored integrated navigation system solutions for mega yachts, commercial ships, naval surface ships and submarines, including solutions for command and control, perimeter protection and customer-specific equipment.

Raytheon Anschütz is renowned for flexible handing of customer needs, reliability and continuity in customer relations and excellence in customer service.

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Aeromarine, a new partner in the SkyDec network

We are proud to announce a new member within the SkyDec distributor network: Aeromarine as our exclusive strategic service and support partner in Spain and Portugal.

Since its founding in 1968, Aeromarine’s activity has been focused on Navigation Electronics and Communications. Through specialization and experience, Aeromarine has become one of the leading companies of reference in the sector.
In 1990 the Software and Informatics Division was born, offering Value Added Solutions and Process Management in the Marine and Industry sectors. In this way, Aeromarine offers the market an unparalleled capacity: a National Network of Technical Service in Electronics and Communications, in conjunction with a Technical Support Team of Computer Systems, Networks, and Communications.

Aeromarine is widely embedded within the Spanish Navy, Coastguard and Guardia Civil. Seen the rich history in supporting Naval programs for a variety of customers, both inside and outside of Spain/Portugal, we truly believe that this partnership with Aeromarine contributes to an even better customers support for our Military GPS/GNSS solutions.

Aeromarine has offices in Barcelona, Valencia, Algeciras, Canaries, Cádiz, Vigo and Bilbao.

Head Office:

Av. Pío XII, 10-12
28016 Madrid
Tel: +34 91 345 68 28
Fax: +34 91 350 15 24
SERVICE HOTLINE: +34 629 127 908
Service E-mail:

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PRESS RELEASE November 2016

We are happy to announce that SkyDec now has extended  services with added expertise into the fields of National Defense and Civil Emergency sectors. From November 1st the SkyDec crew started a new business together with M&NT Consultancy and Adphidius, bringing together Military (navigation) systems, National defense services and expertise  in Civil Emergency Organizations.

It is a long cherished wish to expand our range of activities, which is achieved now in this new cooperation. We truly believe that this strategic move improves services to a wider range of customers, both local and worldwide.

Please contact us for further information at

The SkyDec team:

Bert Wubben
Laurens Fransen
Michael van der Klip
Paul Pattynama

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Are you absolutely sure about your position?

A while ago, we were asked for help because a navy ships fire control system did not accept the GPS signal to actually activate the missile. What happened? The timing of the civil GPS signal appeared to be incorrect and the system simply did not work anymore. Luckily, it happened during the testing phase, but imagine what could have happened if it was during a mission critical operation?

All missions start with awareness, situational awareness. Being aware of where you are, knowing what threats are surrounding you, and knowing when, where and how threats will affect you and the people that trust on your protection.

In building up your situational awareness, the key factor is your location. Intel about enemy activity is useless without knowing where you are. Without reliable information about your own position, it is impossible to know in which direction you should defend yourself, and it is impossible to determine how long it will take before offenders will reach you.

The same applies for any Head Quarters or Mobile Command Unit; a field report is of no value without reliable information about your own position.

SkyDec has been serving Military Forces for decades by providing high-end GPS solutions and onsite support. SkyDec is a Dutch company specialized in Military GPS solutions with its own R&D and Manufacturing departments. We are fully accredited by the United States authorities to develop and integrate with military GPS (Crypto and Keys).

Our core business is Military GPS Host Systems. However, as part of our scope we also provide an entire set- up of fully interfaced and integrated COTS products for a combined Navigation and Communication suite for small craft in use by e.g. Special Forces. The products we make are designed and built in accordance with Military Standards and are integrated successfully on a variety of (Naval) platforms. We supplied to many (NATO) countries already, such as for instance the UK, the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Spain and Turkey. Please check our website for more information or call us at +31 (0)10-462 77 77.

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Does your military navigation system need an update?

Does your military navigation system need an update, but you do not want to renew the complete integrated system?

Tell us your specifications including vessel type, operating environment, legacy systems and we will make sure your navigation system is updated to the latest military standards, provisioned for jamming counter measures and future proof. Working with Military Code GPS, our specialism is developing interfaces to provide navigation, timing and synchronization signals to your legacy systems.

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LST – Turkish Navy

About Project

SkyDec 04SERIES at LST of the Turkish Navy. The LST is a mono-hull type vessel, all steel construction, designed to meet the speed, sea keeping maneuverability and stability requirements of Turkish Naval Forces Command. The LSTs are primarily intended for amphibious missions and transportation of troops and equipment, while their secondary missions include humanitarian aid, disaster relief, medical assistance and transportation. To avoid latency issues, SkyDec signal extenders are applied to feed all ships systems with position, timing and synchronization signals.

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Discover our new online presentation

Discover our new online presentation

For military navigation & communications systems designers that need to deliver the highest level of performance and reliability, SkyDec technology maximizes accuracy in a solution compatible with every configuration.

Systems designed with SkyDec technology deliver the most reliable and accurate signals:

1. Customized
Every system is customized to function seamlessly in the clients existing framework.

Our team is specialized in designing, installing, and servicing navigation technologies to military standards including Military Code GPS and eLoran.

3. Robust
From aircraft carriers to patrol boats and submarines, our systems are built to survive the most demanding operating environment.

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Milgem – Turkish Navy

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About Project

SkyDec 04SERIES at Turkish Milgem Class multimission corvettes. The MİLGEM project, from the Turkish words Milli Gemi (National Ship), is a Turkish national warship program, the purpose of which was to build a modern littoral combat warship with indigenous anti-submarine warfare and high-seas patrol capabilities, extensively using the principles of stealth technology in its design. The Milgem program consists of two type of vessels: the Ada class corvettes and TF-100 frigates. SkyDec’s NGNS04 was selected to provide position, timing and synchronization signals over customized interfaces.

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