Northrop to Install Voyage Management System 9.3 on Navy’s Nuclear Submarines

northrop-Grumman_BLUENorthrop Grumman will install version 9.3 of its Voyage Management System on the U.S. Navy‘s SSN and SSGN nuclear-powered attack submarines through the end of 2016.

The company said Monday the Navy approved the VMS 9.3 installation on 55 SSNs and four SSGNs deployed around the world.

Todd Leavitt, vice president of maritime systems at Northrop Grumman, noted that the system’s new version features a streamlined user interface that works to facilitate efficient navigation.

VMS 9.3 also includes functions for integrating with combat radar and mission planning submarine systems, Northrop said.

You may also be interested in...

ERAPSCO

ERAPSCO to Produce AN/SSQ-125 Sonobuoys Under $71M Navy Contract Modification

A joint venture between Ultra Electronics and Sparton has landed a two-year, $71.3 million contract modification to manufacture and deliver up to 20,000 anti-submarine warfare acoustic sensors to the U.S. Navy.

Leidos

Leidos Awarded $58M Contract Modification to Help DISA Update Artillery Tactical Data Systems

Leidos has secured a $58 million contract modification from the Defense Information Systems Agency to continue its work to modernize systems that automate artillery operations. The company will use a revised code convergence strategy to update the Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data Systems, the Department of Defense said Wednesday.

Avenger ER General Atomics

FAA Certifies General Atomics-Made Extended Range Drone for Testing in US Airspace

General Atomics' aeronautical systems business has received the Federal Aviation Administration's approval to test a second Avenger Extended Range unmanned aircraft system in U.S. national airspace. The company said Wednesday it will use the FAA-granted experimental certificate to expand Avenger ER's testing activities for internal research and development, as well as contracted efforts.