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Northrop Grumman Awarded Contract

Posted on February 18, 2010

Northrop Grumman Corp. has been awarded a contract to supply the navigation and communication systems for nine new 35 m patrol boats being built for the Iraqi navy. The US$19 million contract was awarded to Northrop Grumman's Sperry Marine business unit by Swiftships Shipbuilders of Morgan City, Louisiana, U.S.A.

Under the contract, each of the vessels will be fitted with an integrated bridge system (IBS) based on Sperry Marine's new generation VisionMaster navigation technology. The IBS will include navigation radars and electronic chart display and information systems running on TotalWatch multi-function workstations.

Swiftships is building nine coastal patrol boats for the Iraqi navy under a US$181 million foreign military sales (FMS) contract from the U.S. Navy Seal Systems Command. The vessels are designed to operate up to 200 miles from shore, with four officers and eight crew members.

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