Litton Marine To Supply For Car Carriers

Thursday, June 08, 2000
Litton Marine has been tapped to supply navigation, communication, control and stabilization systems for a trio of new car carriers under construction in Japan.

The three 21,000-grt feeder-type car carriers - Hulls 1184-1186 - are being constructed for UECC (Norway) at Tsuneishi Shipbuilding for delivery in 2000 and 2001. Each will be equipped with a complete Integrated Bridge System (IBS) and Voyage Management System (VMS), as well as Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS), with separate navigation, planning and conning stations. Litton's package also includes X-band and S-band BridgeMaster E ARPA radars, gyrocompasses, autopilot and steering systems. The company is also set to supply ring laser gyrocompass systems worth up to $5.2 million for an entire class of U.S. Coast Guard medium endurance cutters.

The contract requires Litton Marine to retrofit Sperry MK 39 MOD3A ring laser gyro systems on all of the USCG 270-ft. (82.2 m) Famous Class medium-endurance cutters. The innovative systems will replace the existing MK 29 spinning-mass gyrocompasses on the cutters. Deliveries will commence in 2000 - continuing throughout the next four years.

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