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Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a contract from the Brazilian Navy to upgrade the primary navigation systems on its combat ships with new-generation state-of-the-art inertial navigation systems.

The inertial-navigation-system equipment will be supplied by Northrop Grumman’s Sperry Marine business unit. The system, based on Sperry Marine’s ring-laser gyro technology, is designed to provide high-accuracy position data and precise attitude, velocity and heading inputs for the ship’s navigation and fire-control systems.

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a contract from the Brazilian Navy for the second phase of a multi-year retrofit acquisition program to upgrade the primary navigation systems on its combat ships.

The ship inertial navigation systems (SINSs) will be supplied by Northrop Grumman’s Sperry Marine business unit.

Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE: NOC) Sperry Marine business unit has received orders to supply the navigation and communication electronics for two new vehicle/passenger ferries being designed and built for Brittany Ferries at Aker Yards in Finland.

Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE: NOC) Sperry Marine business unit has been selected to provide the Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency's (SFPA) newest patrol vessel with a full suite of navigation and communication systems, networking the ship's systems and sensors into a single interface.

The new Trinity House rapid intervention vessel Alert, which entered service last month, has been equipped with an integrated bridge system supplied by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC).

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded type approval by the U.S. Coast Guard for the Sperry Marine VoyageMaster II Simplified Voyage Data Recorder (S-VDR).

Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE: NOC) Sperry Marine business unit unveiled its next-generation marine navigation technology in a press preview held last week at the Sunborn Yacht Hotel in London.

The new Sperry Marine family of navigation products, which will be marketed under the VisionMaster FT® label, will be publicly launched at the Shipbuilding Machinery & Marine (SMM) Technology exhibition in Hamburg in September.

Sperry Marine, a unit of Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC), has won multiple type approvals from classification societies and national authorities for the VoyageMaster Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) system.

The type approvals certify that the VoyageMaster system meets or exceeds all requirements for shipboard VDR equipment to meet the International Maritime Organization (IMO) carriage requirements, which come into effect July 1, 2002.

Northrop Grumman's (NYSE: NOC) Sperry Marine business unit has announced the relocation of its Hamburg office to a new and expanded facility.

The 1,450-square-meter facility houses sales, marketing, product engineering, application engineering, service, finance and control, information technology, and production control functions. A comprehensive training unit has also been installed to provide classroom and simulator training on a complete Sperry Marine Vision FT integrated bridge system.

Sperry Marine, a unit of Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC), has introduced the marine industry's first network-based ship steering and heading control system with self-tuning autopilot technology.

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