One of Sitep’s specific skills in the navigation systems design area is the retrofit of Gyrocompasses and relevant digital and analogue interfaces on board military vessels.

Through several programs performed in the past for the Italian Navy and foreign Navies, Sitep has developed some special interfaces equipment capable of assuring a number of features, in the replacement of an obsolete gyrocompass with a new one (of different type and with different interfaces).


– Electrical and mechanical compatibility with the existing navigation system.
– Functional compatibility.
– Proper driving of the users previously driven by the replaced gyrocompass (protocol, format, power).

The Universal Retrofit Gyrocompass Unit is a significant example of such interface systems, while many other ones are available as well.

Other types of Gyrocompass interface units can be designed and produced under specific requirements issued by the Customer.