Navy chooses ring laser gyros from Sperry Marine

U.S. Navy officials needed precision ring laser gyro navigation systems for surface ships and submarines. They found their solution in the AN/WSN-7 ring laser gyros from Sperry Marine Inc., a subsidiary of Litton Industries, in Charlottesville, Va.

May 1st, 1998
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U.S. Navy officials needed precision ring laser gyro navigation systems for surface ships and submarines. They found their solution in the AN/WSN-7 ring laser gyros from Sperry Marine Inc., a subsidiary of Litton Industries, in Charlottesville, Va.

Leaders of the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command in Arlington, Va., awarded Sperry a $29 million contract - potentially worth $120 million with options - for 32 shipsets with options for 98 more ring laser gyro systems.

Sperry`s AN/WSN-7 provides surface ships and submarines with precise position, velocity, attitude, and heading in digital and analog formats. It meets all military specifications for electromagnetic interference, noise, shock, and vibration.

These ring laser gyros are form, fit, and function replacements for the current gyro navigational systems on Navy aircraft carriers, attack submarines, and surface warships. - J.K.

For more information on the AN/WSN-7, contact Sperry Marine Inc. by phone at 804-974-2000, by fax at 804-974-2259, by post at 1070 Seminole Trail, Charlottesville, Va., 22901-2891, or on the World Wide Web at http://www.sperry-marine.com/.

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