Northrop supplies radar units to German Navy

Security company Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract to supply its new-generation Sperry Marine Visionmaster FT radar systems for installation on 10 German Navy ships.

This follows the successful completion of a four-year, $4.3m (£2.9m) programme, under which the existing radars on 70 German Navy ships were replaced by the company’s Sperry Marine Bridgemaster E radar sets.

Under the new contract, two of the 10 vessels will be fitted with the company’s dual-channel radar technology, which permits two independent asynchronous radar units to be displayed and controlled on a single console.