German Navy Radar Contract - 09/12/2005


Northrop Grumman Corporation has been selected to retrofit new-generation navigation radar on more than a hundred German Navy warships. The Northrop Grumman UK-based Sperry Marine business unit was awarded the US$ 4.3 million contract by ET Marine Systeme GmbH, Wilhelmshaven, Germany, prime contractor for the navigation-systems modernisation programme. Under the four-year contract the ships’ existing navigation radar will be replaced by BridgeMaster E 340 radar systems, including commercial, navalised and tactical variants, in X-band, S-band and dual-band configurations. The contract includes training, spares, installation, engineering and project-management support. ET Marine Systeme will integrate the radar with the ships’ electronic chart display and information systems and automatic identification systems. First installations are scheduled for the first quarter of 2006. In the meantime, Sperry Marine is supplying BridgeMaster E systems for the German Navy training school and test sets. Sperry Marine has supplied BridgeMaster E radar to a large number of European navies, including those of France, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Greece, Norway and Poland.

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