Sperry Gets $10.9M Order to Support US Navy Integrated Bridge Systems
Northrop Grumman’s Sperry Marine business unit in Charlottesville, VA received a $10.9 million modification to a previously awarded contract (N65540-06-D-0009) for engineering and technical services and equipment in support of Sperry Marine-manufactured integrated bridge systems and steering/ ship control systems installed on US Navy vessels and at land-based test facilities.
The work will involve analysis, repair, alteration, maintenance, and production improvement on existing integrated bridge systems and steering/ ship control systems…
The Sperry Marine integrated bridge system combines all of the ship’s navigation sensors and systems – including radars, electronic chart display and information system, gyrocompass, depth sounder, speed log, differential global positioning satellite (GPS) receivers and autopilot – into an integrated package.
The sensors are linked by the Voyage Management System (VMS) software, which provides route planning and gives a real-time picture of the ship’s position and movement, along with radar targets and automatic identification system data, on an electronic chart display and information system.
Work will be performed in Charlottesville, VA (25%); Norfolk, VA (25%); San Diego, CA (25%); Philadelphia, PA (10%); Mayport, FL (5%); Pearl Harbor, HI (5%); and other locations (5%). Sperry Marine expects to complete the work by March 2011.
The Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division’s Ship System Engineering Station in Philadelphia, PA manages the contract.