In order to meet modern demands on navigation and ship control technology, Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine has developed the NAVIGAT X MK 1; a new generation of advanced marine gyro compass systems.

The NAVIGAT X MK 1 Gyro Compass is the first of its type to be designed as a single unit and can be installed on any bridge on any vessel.

North Stabilization During Short Power Failures

With over 100 years of experience in the marine gyro compass industry, Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine delivers an advanced low weight marine gyrocompass. The unique method of supporting the system by means of mere buoyancy, ensures north stabilization during short power failures.

The Gyro Compass from Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine ensures high accuracy and maximum reliability under all environmental conditions. The Gyro Compass uses a data transmission technology instead of using slip rings. Providing proven technology and long maintenance periods, the Gyro Compass is a long-time secure investment, with low operation costs.

Extreme Weather Conditions

The NAVIGAT X MK 1 Mod 7 marine gyro compass provides highly accurate heading information in extremely heavy seas. The system is equipped with a special gyrosphere container, with a unique centering pin retaining arrangement that is mounted in an additional gimbal system. This allows an almost unlimited freedom of roll and pitch (±90°).

Key Benefits of Gyro Compass NAVIGAT X MK 1:


  • Complies with IMO regulations A.424(IX), A.694(17), A.821(19) - High-Speed Craft (HSC) and ISO 8728
  • Comprised of one single unit
  • Type-approved rate-of-turn output
  • Gyro system remains north stabilized during power interruptions of up to 3 minutes
  • Short maintenance and repair times - low service costs


For more information about Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine’s NAVIGAT X MK 1 Gyro Compass, please contact us.