CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., June 21, 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has won a contract from General Marine Business Inc. Korea (GMB) to supply an integrated cockpit navigation and control system for the Republic of Korea Navy's new LSF-II program, a high-speed hovercraft landing ship.
The firm fixed-price commercial contract, valued at $5.6 million, for the delivery of the first two craft in 2006, was awarded to Northrop Grumman's Sperry Marine business unit.
Sperry Marine's Integrated Navigation and Ship Control (INSC) solution will integrate navigation and engineering sensor data to present the hovercraft operator and navigator with a composite visual representation on workstations to enhance their situational awareness. Specially designed man-machine interface screens and a universal keyboard system allow the crew members to quickly and easily evaluate the information and operate the system, even in the most demanding operational and environmental conditions.
The INSC system will include the hardware and software for Sperry Marine's electronic-charting Voyage Management System and BridgeMaster radar, as well as a platform control and alarm monitoring system. The system includes tailored naval features for mission planning and analysis and data recording capability, as well as enhancements for high-speed operations.
Sperry Marine, with worldwide headquarters in Charlottesville, Va., and major engineering and support offices in Melville, N.Y., New Malden, United Kingdom and Hamburg, Germany, is part of Northrop Grumman's Electronic Systems sector. Sperry Marine provides smart navigation and ship control solutions for the international marine industry with customer service and support through offices in 16 countries, sales representatives in 47 countries, and authorized service depots in more than 250 locations worldwide.
Headquartered in Baltimore, Md., Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems is a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of defense and commercial electronic systems including airborne radar, navigation systems, electronic countermeasures, precision weapons, airspace management systems, communications systems, space sensors, marine and naval systems, government systems and logistics services.
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