Northrop Grumman Corporation's Sperry Marine
business unit has recently won orders to supply navigation electronics
for four new marine vessels in Brazil
Sperry Marine will supply a complete suite of bridge electronics for three
2,500 gross ton vessels being built at the Fels Setal shipyard in Rio de Janeiro for Delba Maritima Navegacao. The company will provide interswitched BridgeMaster E 250 and 340 radars, a gyrocompass, autopilot, speed log, echosounder, anemometer and differential global positioning system (DGPS). The three new anchor-handling tugs are scheduled for completion in 2003 and 2004.
Sperry Marine will also supply an integrated bridge system for a new tugboat being built at Eisa shipyard in Rio de Janeiro for Norsul. The company's equipment will include a Voyage Management System with electronic chart display and information system, interswitched BridgeMaster E radars, a gyrocompass, autopilot, DGPS, echosounder, speed log, steering hydraulics and Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) with InfoBridge software for transferring VDR data from ship to shore. Sperry Marine will also supply speed logs and echosounders for two notched barges, which will transmit speed and depth data to the tug's pilothouse.