Solutions in the naval industry you probably didn’t know existed

Although most of us know what submarines, liners, and cargo ships are, we don’t truly understand what the naval industry is and the role it plays. It’s a broad and fascinating field that utilizes a lot of intriguing technology to help save lives and transport precious cargo. This is your chance to learn more about the naval industry’s hidden tech solutions. In this article, we discuss some of the key solutions in the naval industry and the differences they make.


Visual Guidance Docking System (VGDS)


Although there is a stark difference between the way that the aeronautical industry and the naval industries work, some technologies are identical. For example, Visual Guidance Docking Systems help pilots and helmsmen reach their destinations safely. These systems, which use lights and indicators, demonstrate where a pilot or captain should go, and help to prevent collisions in a dock or airport. This keeps helmsman, passengers and the ships themselves safe and secure in all docking situations.


Information Display Systems


Information display systems are an understated part of airports and have a similarly understated role in the naval industry. Also known as IDS, these systems inform pilots and helmsmen about important information pertaining to the airport, the dock or any other changes in procedure. For example, in the case that a ship is required to dock in a different part of the harbour, information display systems can convey this to the helmsman before they reach the dock so they can adjust their course accordingly. This ensures the dock continues to run smoothly and that other ships coming in for processing aren’t impacted.


Cyber security systems


As with the aeronautical industry, naval vehicles use significantly more computers in their navigation and communication now than they did even a decade ago. This means that there is a much greater challenge when dealing with cybercrime. Using the same cyber security systems as locations such as Hamad International Airport ensures that ships have industry-leading protection. Ships can go about their business without fearing attacks from remote entities slowing down their operations.


Weather RADARs


Out at sea, liners and ships are some of the most vulnerable craft in the world. Exposed to the elements at all times, large ships rely on weather RADARs for consistent updates on the locations of storms and violent currents. This means that helmsmen can change paths to avoid serious conditions and protect their crew. What’s more, the ship doesn’t suffer any damage and all of its precious cargo gets to its final destination in the best condition possible.



From Alaska to Qatar, ships and docks need the most modern technology in order to stay safe. Get in touch with the Bayanat Engineering team today to learn more about the range of systems and services our team works with. We’re happy to answer any queries you might have and set you on the right path to a safer dockyard.