Astute Submarine

Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine is selected to supply the Platform Management System (PMS) for the Royal Navy's Astute-class submarine Boat 4, 5, 6 and 7. The Astute-class is the Royal Navy's latest series of nuclear-powered hunter-killer submarines. Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine will provide the royal Navy’s first Commercial Of The Shelf (COTS) PMS.

The PMS utilises an advanced architecture that includes the stringent levels of safety and redundancy associated with nuclear submarine control systems. The system's open architecture allows interfacing with third-party equipment via standard field-bus technology to provide a versatile and expandable PMS solution. Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine has had a long and successful relationship with the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom, supplying and supporting machinery control systems, navigation radars, gyrocompasses and other navigation equipment.

Type 45 Destroyers

Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine is currently providing the Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS) for the Royal Navy's Type 45 anti-air warfare destroyers. The IPMS provides monitoring, alarm management and control for the ship’s main engines, auxiliaries and other on-board systems, as well as damage control functions, through networked command-and-control workstations at strategic locations around the ship.

Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine also provides management of logistics, supply chain, ship maintenance, design authority, software support, obsolescence resolution, configuration management, and technical support for the Type 45 IPMS through a Contract for Availability (CFA).

Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carrier Programme

Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine is delivering an Integrated Navigation Bridge System (INBS) to the Royal Navy for the two Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft carriers (QEC). Consisting of multi-function consoles for Radar, navigation and electronic charts along with associated sensors and output devices all connected via a network data distribution system.

Hunt-Class Mine Countermeasure Ships

Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine is under contract with BAE Systems to upgrade the machinery control, alarm and surveillance (MCAS) systems on eight U.K. Royal Navy mine countermeasure vessels.
Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine business supplied new-generation systems to replace the ships existing Machinery control, alarm and surveillance systems. The systems will monitor more than 500 sensor points on the ships main propulsion engines and drive systems, generators and auxiliary machinery.