According to the US Department of Defense, Navy, Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Charlottesville, Va., is being awarded an $88,153,800 contract to acquire integrated bridge systems and steering/ship control systems, related hardware and associated services.
DoD explains that the systems are comprised of chart servers, network interface boxes, flat panel displays, radar systems, navigation software, ship control software, global positioning systems, weather sensors, depth sensors, speed sensors, digital compass systems, ship control display systems and sonar systems. These items represent a modernization upgrade from existing systems currently in use.
In addition, Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., will be required to provide services associated with the analysis, repair, improvement, installation, testing and operational training of fleet personnel on this equipment.
Work will be conducted at various ship homeports inside and outside the United States and on deployed vessels, and will completed by April 2019. Fiscal 2014 other procurement, Navy contract funds in the estimated amount of $100,000 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
DoD add that the Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, Ship System Engineering Station, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (N65540-14-D-0002).