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Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been selected to supply the bridge navigation systems for three new bulk carriers being built in China for Italian shipowner Deiulemar Shipping.
Each of the ships is to be fitted with the company’s Sperry Marine VisionMaster FT™ S- and X-band radars, gyrocompass, autopilot, steering control, speed log, echosounder, voyage data recorder and other navigation systems. The equipment is being supplied through Telemar, the sales and service representative for Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine products and systems in Italy. Telemar will oversee the installations and provide technical support and service for the shipboard navigation systems.
The 176,000-deadweight ton ships are on order from New Century Shipbuilding Company’s New Times Shipbuilding yard in Jiangsu, China. They are due for delivery to the owner in 2010/2011.
“The VisionMaster FT technology provides a high level of integration of the ship’s bridge systems and sensors to improve efficiency and safety of navigation,” said J. Nolasco DaCunha, vice president of Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine.
Sperry Marine is a business unit of Northrop Grumman’s Naval and Marine Systems Division. Headquartered in Charlottesville, Va., and with major engineering and support offices in New Malden, United Kingdom and Hamburg, Germany, Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine provides smart navigation and ship control solutions for the international marine industry with customer service and support through offices in 16 countries, sales representatives in 47 countries and authorized service depots in more than 250 locations worldwide.
Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.
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