CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., 26 May 2011. Northrop Grumman Corp.’s Sperry Marine business unit won a contract to upgrade the navigation radars on five Swedish navy patrol boats. Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine engineers will retrofit each ship with two dual-band interswitched chart radar systems based on the company’s 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.
“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,” says Hans Rasmussen, director of business development, Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine.
The 23-meter, aluminum-hull patrol boats, built at the Djupvik Shipyard in Sweden, were designed for anti-submarine warfare and maritime control, as well as to perform reconnaissance above and below the water surface, mine piloting, maritime surveillance, and search and rescue. They can be deployed for up to five days.