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Maersk Line picks Sperry for 80 ship upgrades

Written by Nick Blenkey
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APRIL 27, 2015 — Maersk Line has selected Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE: NOC) Sperry Marine business unit to upgrade radar and ECDIS systems on more than 80 of its vessels.

The upgrade will replace all previous radar and ECDIS systems on these vessels and will be carried out in Asia and Europe, from 2015 through 2017. Upgrades will include the Sperry Marine VisionMaster FT family of products and market-leading navigation systems such as the NAVIGAT gyrocompasses, NAVIPILOT and NAVIGUIDE autopilots and NAVIKNOT speed logs.

“This contract extends the on-going business relationship that we have with Maersk Line,” said Jeanne Usher, managing director, Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine. “The upgrade program will ensure that the vessels are equipped with a broad array of advanced navigation systems which will significantly improve situational awareness in addition to providing safe navigation for the crew.”

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