The VisionMaster FT Defence Integrated Bridge solution meets both the requirements for safe navigation as well as multi-mission support capabilities on patrol and auxiliary vessels. The flexible Integrated Bridge Systems (IBS) platform, combined with various IBS modules, supports the missions of every vessel.

Optimum Situational Awareness

Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine navigation technology provides optimum situational awareness for the ships' watch officers in carrying out their missions. Multifunctional Workstations are available to combine all nautical functions with a further option for integrating specific military applications and other ship system operations. Having all data processed simultaneously at all workstations not only simplifies works, it also increases level of safety and enables full flexibility for data access from any place on the bridge. The multi-function workstations provide high scalability for individual configurations, ranging from stand-alone radars to full integrated workplaces and future system extensions.

The standard Integrated Bridge System modules are:


  • VisionMaster FT Integrated Bridge System providing TotalWatch multi-functional displays including radar, charting, conning and central alarm monitoring capabilities, combined with world leading heading reference sensors, electric steering systems and communication systems for safely navigating the vessel
  • Naval Features supports the crew with guiding helicopters, tracking fast moving targets, intercept guidance, exchanging data with other systems on board and support of covered operations
  • Surveillance Capabilities add additional sensors to the bridge, such as Surveillance Radars, EO/IR Camera's and Radio Direction finders to support the detection and identification of small targets in high sea states and littoral areas and provide valuable information to improve the Situational Awareness on the vessel
  • Tactical Data Exchange adds the ability to exchange Common Operating Picture data, waypoints, intercept points, commands and acknowledgements between the vessel, deployed assets (Helicopter, Interceptor) and C4ISR systems on board a command vessel or with shore based facilities

Seamless Integration

The Defence Integrated Bridge System provides seamless integration between all systems on board and a common information basis that supports safe navigation and multiple missions from the bridge. The common framework allows integration of sensor data, sub-systems and components such as small target trackers, 2D radars can be added, replaced or removed to create customised solutions or to adapt system configuration with changing operational need. In addition it can be easily interfaced with third party equipment.  

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