Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine to upgrade Maersk Line vessels

26 April 2015 (Last Updated April 26th, 2015 18:30)

Northrop Grumman's Sperry Marine business unit has been contracted to upgrade radar and ECDIS systems on more than 80 Maersk Line vessels.

Northrop Grumman’s Sperry Marine business unit has been contracted to upgrade radar and ECDIS systems on more than 80 Maersk Line vessels.

This upgrade, which will be carried out in Asia and Europe, is aimed to replace all previous radar and ECDIS systems on these vessels.

Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine managing director Jeanne Usher said: "This contract extends the ongoing business relationship that we have with Maersk Line.

"This contract extends the ongoing business relationship that we have with Maersk Line."

"The upgrade programme will ensure that the vessels are equipped with a broad array of advanced navigation systems, which will significantly improve situational awareness in addition to providing safe navigation for the crew."

This upgrade programme will include the Sperry Marine VisionMaster FT family of products and navigation systems, such as the Navigat Gyrocompasses, Navipilot and Naviguide Autopilots and Naviknot Speed Logs.

In another development, Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine has selected Marine Electricals (MEL) as its sales and service representative for the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Under this contract, MEL will be responsible to offer the complete range of Sperry Marine’s products, systems and services to customers in the UAE and surrounding region, along with service support and spares for these products.

Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine business development director Jan Hansen said: "In addition to Sperry Marine’s many customers in the UAE, there are considerable numbers of transiting vessels for which fast, efficient service and support is critical.

"This agreement with MEL will greatly enhance Sperry Marine’s service capability in the region."

MEL has been supporting Sperry Marine in India since 2010 and active in the Middle East for 15 years.