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Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE: NOC) Sperry Marine business unit has been selected by Novorossiysk Shipping Company (Novoship) to supply integrated bridge systems (IBS) for 10 new tankers being built in Korea and China.

Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE: NOC) Sperry Marine business unit has successfully completed type-approval testing for the VisionMaster FT™ radar systems under the latest international technical specifications.

The type-approval testing, conducted by the U.K. certification body QinetiQ, verifies that the Sperry Marine VisionMaster FT radars meet all of the new requirements of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 62388 Performance Standard and International Maritime Organization (IMO) Resolution MSC192/79, which came into effect July 1, 2008.

At the 2008 SMM maritime technology exhibition this month, Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE: NOC) Sperry Marine business unit will unveil the newest enhancement to its VisionMaster FT™ lineup of marine navigation systems – a wide-screen high-resolution display with 25 percent more viewing area.

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a contract by Tenix Pty Limited, of Melbourne, Australia, to supply integrated navigation systems for two new large amphibious assault ships to be built for the Royal Australian Navy.

The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded a contract to Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) to supply integrated bridge systems (IBS) for three U.S. Navy cruisers.

The indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity contract, valued at $2.72 million, was awarded to Northrop Grumman’s Sperry Marine business unit. Under the contract, the new-generation IBS, running on Sperry Marine’s Voyage Management System (VMS) software, will be back-fitted onto three guided-missile cruisers (CG).

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has won a contract to supply high-accuracy inertial navigation systems (INS) for four new Buques de Acción Marítima (Maritime Action Ships) being built for the Spanish navy at the Navantia shipyard in Ferrol, northwest Spain.

The contract, valued at more than $1.5 million, was awarded by Navantia to Northrop Grumman’s Sperry Marine business unit. Installation, commissioning and trials will be overseen by Aeromarine, Sperry Marine’s sales and service representative in Spain.

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has won orders to supply electronic navigation equipment for 10 new ships to be built in China for Carisbrooke Shipping.

Northrop Grumman’s Sperry Marine business unit will supply the systems, which will be installed on the 7,600 deadweight ton (dwt) general cargo vessels at Jiangsu Yangzjiang Shipbuilding in South China. The Sperry Marine navigation package will include autopilot, gyro and magnetic compasses, radars, speed and depth sensors and other components.

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has introduced new models of desktop marine navigation radars with state-of-the-art, high-resolution, color LCD flat-screen displays.

With the introduction of the new flat-screen 180 and 250 models, the entire line of BridgeMaster E radars has now been switched over from CRT to LCD displays, according to John Robinson, strategic business unit director for radars at the company’s Sperry Marine business unit.

Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE: NOC) Sperry Marine business unit has announced the completion of a major expansion of its commercial marine service operations in Shanghai, China.

The two-year development program involved the expansion of Sperry Marine’s commercial marine service facility in Shanghai to over 4,700 square feet, more than doubling the number of staff and establishing a full complement of depot spares.

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a delivery order for the fourth year of a five-year contract to provide technical, logistics and material support for mission-critical systems installed on U.S. Navy surface ships and submarines.

The fourth-year award, valued at $15.3 million, was granted to Northrop Grumman’s Sperry Marine business unit by Naval Inventory Control Point, Mechanicsburg, Pa. The five-year firm-fixed-price performance-based logistics (PBL) contract has a total value of $65.3 million.

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