CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- June 13, 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) today announced that its Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) training center has been granted a five-year recertification from the U.S. Coast Guard.
The 40-hour ECDIS course is offered at Northrop Grumman's Sperry Marine facility in Charlottesville, Va., and includes classroom instruction, individual hands-on training on ECDIS simulator workstations and team training on Sperry Marine's complete ship-bridge simulator.
The ECDIS training curriculum satisfies the international requirements for training under the 1995 amendments to the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW-95) Code. The course syllabus closely follows the International Maritime Organization Model Course 1.27 for the operational use of ECDIS. The course was originally approved by the Coast Guard in 2001.
Sperry Marine also offers similar STCW-certified ECDIS training courses at its facilities in New Malden, United Kingdom and Hamburg, Germany.
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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