Northrop Grumman has launched a compact integrated bridge system (CIBS) designed to improve situational awareness and ship efficiency.

The company’s Sperry Marine business developed the system based on VisionMaster FT technology, utilising the company’s TotalWatch multifunction displays.

Northrop said CIBS reduces installation costs and uses high-resolution WideScreen display consoles, which provide a 25% larger viewing area than standard screens.

Standard operating modes include conning information display, chart radar and electronic chart display, and information system with optional iView 3D picture for underwater contours and hazards.

The standard VisionMaster FT CIBS package includes subsystems and sensors, three-node console and display units and automatic identification system.