by Staff Writers
New Malden, UK (SPX) Jan 25, 2012
Northrop Grumman's Sperry Marine business unit has won orders to supply navigation equipment to the Suez Canal Authority for tugboats and other assorted workboats.
The orders include radar upgrades for 10 boats, and complete integrated bridge systems (IBS) for four new builds. The IBS is based on Northrop Grumman's VisionMaster FT navigation technology with TotalWatch multifunction workstations, which include electronic chart display and information systems (ECDIS), radars, conning displays and interfaces with positioning, heading, speed and depth sensors.
The orders were won through Radio Holland Egypt (RHE), Northrop Grumman's sales and service representative in Egypt. With final delivery planned for 2013, RHE will provide the installation, testing and technical support for the equipment.
"These new orders build on our long history as a major supplier of navigation systems and services to the Suez Canal Authority," said Alan Dix, managing director of Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine. "This important win through our valued partner in Egypt is a strong validation of the high quality of our equipment in this challenging marketplace."
Sperry Marine is a business unit of Northrop Grumman's Naval and Marine Systems Division. Headquartered in New Malden, U.K., with major engineering and support offices both in New Malden and in Hamburg, Germany, Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine provides smart navigation and ship control solutions for the international marine industry with customer service and support in numerous locations worldwide.
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