Wärtsilä announced the launch of its helicopter guidance software technology for marine market applications. Originally developed for military applications, the technology is based on the company’s well-known Nacos Platinum navigation system. Following increasing demand from the market, Helicopter Guidance has been further developed to suit marine applications, notably in the mega yacht and cruise ship segments. This ‘plug-in’ tool adds a graphic overlay on electronic chart display & information systems (ECDIS) and radar, and shows at a glance whether or not the helicopter is making a correct approach along the right flight path. The “Heli Guidance” feature can be operated and activated manually. To automate this tool, an optional direct connection to an onboard Helicopter Visual Landing Aid (HVLA) system can be provided. For the tracking of fast objects, this can be used in combination with Wärtsilä’s temporarily connectible High Speed Radar (HSC) function.