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Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine

Navigation Systems for Commercial and Defence Shipping

Burlington House,
118 Burlington Road,
New Malden,
KT3 4NR Surrey,
United Kingdom

Burlington House,
118 Burlington Road,
New Malden,
KT3 4NR Surrey,
United Kingdom

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.

Features include:

  • 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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

MV Legionnaire Ro-Pax Ferry

MV Legionnaire is the second of the two Ro-Pax ferries built by Damen Shipyards Group for the government of Newfoundland and Labrador Province, Canada.

FLIP (Floating Instrument Platform) Research Vessel

Floating Instrument Platform (FLIP) is a unique oceanographic research vessel owned by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and operated by the Marine Physical Laboratory at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine

Burlington House

118 Burlington Road

New Malden



United Kingdom