Northrop Grumman’s UK-based Sperry Marine has been awarded a $4.3 M contract to retrofit new-generation navigation radars on more than 100 German Navy warships from ET Marine Systeme GmbH, prime contractor for the navigation-systems modernisation programme.

Under the four-year contract, the ships’ existing navigation radars will be replaced by Sperry Marine’s BridgeMaster E 340 radar systems, including commercial, navalized and tactical variants, in X-band, S-band and dual-band configurations. The contract includes training, spares, installation, engineering and project-management support. ET Marine Systeme will integrate the radars with the ships’ electronic chart display and information systems and automatic identification systems.

The first installations are scheduled to take place in the first quarter of 2006. In the meantime, Sperry Marine is supplying BridgeMaster E systems for the German Navy training school and test sets.