Northrop Grumman Nav Systems for Brazil Navy

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE: NOC) Sperry Marine business unit has been awarded contracts to supply state-of-the-art navigation systems for two new 500-ton patrol boats for the Brazil navy.

Sperry Marine will supply a complete integrated bridge system based on its new-generation VisionMaster FT navigation technology, tailored to meet the unique space constraints and operational requirements of these coastal patrol boats. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

The system includes Sperry Marine’s electronic chart display and information system, gyrocompass, echo-sounder, speed log, navigation radars, steering controls, steering gear, mission data recorder and other sensors and subsystems. The Ethernet-based VisionMaster FT network processes data from all these systems into a completely integrated solution for route planning, navigation and piloting.

The two NAPA 500-class patrol boats are being constructed at the Indústria Naval do Ceará SA (INACE) shipyard in Fortaleza and are scheduled for delivery in 2009. Four additional ships of the same class have been approved. The Brazil navy has plans to order a total of eight such vessels in 2009.

Similar bridge systems are also being installed on offshore patrol vessels for the Chile and Mexico navies.

Maritime Reporter September 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds


Sea Truck's DP3 Construction Ship Passes Sea Trials

Sea Trucks has completed sea trials of the DP3 offshore construction vessel Jascon 18 in Singapore. Jascon 18 features a 1,800-metric-ton crane, 1,800 sq m deck and a 750-metric-ton pipelay system.

ABP Marine Conference at Port of Ipswich

The Port of Ipswich is hosting Associated British Ports’ (ABP) two-day annual Marine Conference for the first time starting today.   Held at the Old Custom House on the Ipswich waterfront,

USCG Completes Investigation into Ship Channel Death

The U.S. Coast Guard has completed its investigation into an incident in which a Mexican national was killed after being struck and by a patrol boat in the Brownsville Ship Channel in April.

Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Repair Ship Simulators Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1159 sec (9 req/sec)