Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine’s Defence Integrated Bridge System (IBS) is designed to make navigation more efficient, to help reduce ships‘ running costs, to ease installation and to simplify operation for users.

The Defence IBS features an intelligent Multifunctional Workstation that not only combines nautical functions such as Radar, Chart Radar, (W)ECDIS and Conning Information Display but also permits the integration of additional applications and data. Its scalability makes it perfectly suitable to meet the requirements of any ship type, from a basic system without all IBS required functions, to a more advanced system compliant with Basic Performance Standards.

Flexible Solutions

Based upon consistent system architecture, the IBS capabilities also include single service orientated applications, with a standardised interface for monitoring, controlling, data handling and alert management, for quick reaction and interpertation of data. In addition, the system can be configured to include data links with ship-to-ship and ship-to-shore communications to combine operational data such as tracks, overlays, screenshots, video, or mission data from various land- and sea-based sources.

The level of flexibility offered by the defence IBS provides significant advantages over less integrated approaches, which often only interface separate, non-integrated systems without using consistent and unified system architecture.

Included Features:

  • Voyage planning and real-time navigation tracking
  • Track steering ship control
  • Radar contact track and video overlay
  • Interfaces to the machinery control systems
  • Moving haven / water space management
  • Position uncertainty fix expansion
  • Lines of position navigation fix capability
  • CO password protect of approved voyage plans


For more information about Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine’s Defence Integrated Bridge System, please contact us.