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Northrup Grumman to upgrade navigation systems of Maersk ships

Northrop Grumman’s Sperry Marine division has been chosen to upgrade radar and ECDIS systems on more than 80 Maersk Line vessels, according to a company statement.

Northrup Grumman reports the upgrade will replace all previous radar and ECDIS systems on the container ships, and will be carried out in Asia and Europe, from 2015 through 2017. Upgrades will include the Sperry Marine VisionMaster FT family of products and market-leading navigation systems such as the NAVIGAT™ Gyrocompasses, NAVIPILOT™ and NAVIGUIDE™ Autopilots and NAVIKNOT™ Speed Logs.

"This contract extends the on-going business relationship that we have with Maersk Line," said Jeanne Usher, managing director, Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine. "The upgrade program

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will ensure that the vessels are equipped with a broad array of advanced navigation systems which will significantly improve situational awareness in addition to providing safe navigation for the crew."

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