Northrop Grumman Bags Contract to Upgrade Navigation Radars on Swedish Navy Patrol Boats

Northrop Grumman Corporation’s Sperry Marine business unit has won a contract to upgrade the navigation radars on five Swedish navy patrol boats.

Under the contract, Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine will retrofit each ship with two dual-band interswitched chart radar systems with navalized display features. The systems are based on Sperry Marine’s advanced VisionMaster FT navigation technology with WideView multifunction displays. The initial contract includes five ships with options for six additional ships, plus a spare system, spare parts, service and maintenance. CA Clase Marinelektronik AB, Sperry Marine’s sales and service representative in Sweden, will be responsible for installing, commissioning, testing and technical support for the project.

“This important contract win builds on our longstanding relationship as a key supplier to the Swedish navy,” said Hans Rasmussen, director of business development, Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine. “The new radar systems are part of the Swedish navy’s important retrofit program, and will provide enhanced situational awareness for the ships to meet mission requirements.”

Built at the Djupvik Shipyard in Sweden, the 23-meter aluminum-hull patrol boats were designed for anti-submarine warfare and maritime control. They also perform reconnaissance above and below the water surface, mine piloting, maritime surveillance, and search and rescue, and can deploy for up to five days.

Sperry Marine is a business unit of Northrop Grumman’s Naval and Marine Systems Division. Headquartered in Charlottesville with major engineering and support offices in New Malden, United Kingdom, and Hamburg, Germany, Northrop Grumman 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.

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide.

Source: Northrop Grumman, May 25, 2011;