Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine Navigation Systems for Commercial and Defence Shipping
Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine is a major global provider of navigation solutions, including ARPA / radars, ECDIS, gyrocompass systems, steering systems, speed logs, integrated bridge and control systems.
The company has more than 100 years’ history and expertise in navigation, operating in at least 15 countries worldwide, with an extensive presence in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia and employing more than 500 people.
Electronic chart display and shipping information
Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine’s Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS-E) from is an easy-to-use and cost-effective retrofit solution that complies with the latest performance standards.
The ECDIS-E is user-friendly and meets safety requirements. It combines an optimised feature set with easy to install hardware. Based on the VisionMaster FT platform, the ECDIS-E is designed with a particular focus on retrofit installations where a cost effective solution is desirable.
- Brand new concept of integrating ECDIS into one panel PC almost plug-and-play
- 100% solid state panel PC
- IMO compliance and ECDIS carriage requirements
- Fully compliant with current type approval standards (IEC 61174, 60945, 62288)
- Based on the successful VisionMaster FT ECDIS, optimised for entry level users
- Cost-effective solution for paperless navigation
ECDIS-E is fully compliant with current type approval standards IEC 61174, IEC 60945 and IEC 62288. When installed in twin configuration, the system allows paperless navigation, releasing the owner from maintaining paper charts updates.
Our highly reliable, flexible navigation solution provides improvements in performance to enhance ships’ safety at sea.
Radar detection of small vessels and targets
The VisionMaster FT Radar series from Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine provides innovative marine tools and support for safe navigation and collision avoidance under all maritime conditions. The VisionMaster FT series delivers the industry’s most advanced automatic clutter suppression, making it easier for operators to identify small targets in sea or rain clutter conditions.
The automatic radar plotting (ARPA radar) series fully meets the latest radar performance standards of International Maritime Organization (IMO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). All our products are designed to meet the demands of today’s maritime industry.
Weather-resistant radar scanners
Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine delivers several sizes of radar scanners, including X-Band and S-Band antenna and high-speed turning units. Our series of S-Band radar scanner antennas are the best solution in extreme weather conditions and are provided with both 9ft and 12ft antennas. The X-Band radar scanner incorporates the design for coastal surveillance and is provided in either a 4ft, 6ft or 8ft antenna.
Reliable gyrocompass for all environmental conditions and short power failures
In order to meet modern demands on navigation and ship control technology, Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine has developed the NAVIGAT X MK 1. It is an advanced low-weight, digital marine gyroscope system that can be installed on any bridge on any vessel. The unique method of supporting the system by means of mere buoyancy, ensures north stabilisation during short power failures.
The gyrocompass ensures great accuracy and maximum reliability under all environmental conditions. Operational safety of the gyro compass uses a patented data transmission technology instead of slip rings. Providing proven technology, the gyrocompass is a long-time, secure investment with low operation costs and long periods without requiring maintenance.
Marine spare parts and services
Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine’s global service network provides prompt shipboard maintenance and repair services in every major seaport in the world, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, minimising equipment downtime and in-port turnaround times.
Products and Services
VisionMaster FT Integrated Bridge System
The Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine VisionMaster FT Integrated Bridge System (IBS) offers the ultimate in ergonomic design for ease of operation and maintenance.
Integrated Platform Management System
Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine has more than three decades of experience in system integration and navigation with machinery control and integrated platform management solutions.
Maritime Support Services
Sperry Marine offers comprehensive after sales support services, with 15,000 annual service requests for its navigation systems. Services are provided for maintenance, repair, installation and retrofit of most vessel classes.
NAVIGAT X MK1: Digital Marine Gyrocompass System
Grumman Sperry Marine's NAVIGAT X MK 1 is a new-generation advanced marine gyro compass system that meets modern navigation and ship control technology demands.
NAVIKNOT Multisensor Speed Log Series
NAVIKNOT Multisensor Speed Log Series has been designed using the most advanced software, offering unlimited flexibility for all vessel types.
The NAVIPILOT 4000
Ships are steered safely and efficiently with the NAVIPILOT 4000 Marine Autopilot advanced ship steering control network technology.
VisionMaster FT Radar
The VisionMaster FT Radar series from Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine provides innovative marine navigation tools and support for safe navigation and collision avoidance, under all maritime conditions.
Worldwide Marine Service
We help you achieve continued operational performance, at all times with the highest quality marine support network available every hour of the day around the world.
VisionMaster FT ECDIS
VisionMaster FT ECDIS is a unique electronic chart display and information system, providing effective support for safe and easy route planning.
VisionMaster FT Radar
Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine's VisionMaster FT Radar (VMFT Radar) provides ship owners and operators with innovative marine navigation tools to meet the challenges faced in today's maritime environment.
Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS)
The Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine Platform Management System provides a sophisticated solution that matches the needs of the most demanding warship automation and control requirements, scalable to any size vessel or budget.
Integrated Bridge Systems: Maximising Navigational Safety and Efficiency
When you need to maximise your shipboard efficiency and safety, Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine's Integrated Bridge System is the ultimate solution.
NAVIGAT X MK1: Microprocessor Controlled Digital Gyrocompass System
With a watchful eye on the demands made on navigation and ship control technology emerging from the 21st century, Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine has created the NAVIGAT X MK 1 Digital Gyrocompass System.
NAVIPILOT 4000 Series
The highly reliable NAVIPILOT 4000 ensures continuous self-tuning adaptation for accurate steering and efficient fuel consumption, which is unique to all other autopilots in the marine industry.
Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine Now includes ADMIRALTY Information Overlay (AIO) for Current VisionMaster FT
Northrop Grumman Corporation now includes AIO as part of the latest VisionMaster FT (VMFT) software, which makes additional chart information available to ship captains when using its electronic chart display and information system (ECDIS) models.Read more
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has developed a winterisation field upgrade kit that will extend the low temperature capability of marine navigation equipment and enable ships to operate in the Arctic environment of the polar shipping routes.Read more
Northrop Grumman to Supply Shipboard Integrated Bridge Systems for Seven Peter Doehle Bulk Carrier Ships
Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a contract by Peter Döhle Schiffahrts-KG to supply the Integrated Bridge Systems, including navigation, voyage data recorders and radio systems, to seven new bulk carrier ships.Read more
Northrop Grumman Corporation has announced that Jeanne Usher has been named managing director of the company's Sperry Marine business unit, effective immediately.Read more
Northrop Grumman Corporation has received the Customer Focus Award from BAE Systems Maritime-Submarines in recognition of the role the company has played in supplying the platform management system (PMS) for the UK Ministry of Defence's (MOD) Astute nuclear-powered submarine programme.Read more
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) is introducing the VisionMaster FT Electronic Chart Display and Information System-E (ECDIS-E), a new cost-effective navigation solution for commercial tankers, container ships, bulk carries and passenger ferries, including retrofit installations.Read more