A Northrop Grumman business unit has received a $21.7 million order from the U.S. Navy to provide production and technical support for self-contained inertial navigation systems to be installed onboard Navy surface ships.
The Defense Department said Friday the AN/WSN-7 Ring Laser Gyroscope navigation system is designed to feature ring laser gyroscope technology and replace gyrocompasses that are currently deployed on the service branch’s surface ships.
Northrop Grumman Systems will also help supply RLG systems to Japan, Korea and Egypt through the foreign military sales program, DoD said.
The full obligated amount is from foreign military sales funding as well as fiscal 2016 shipbuilding and conversion and other procurement funds, DoD noted.
The award exercises an option under a previously awarded contract.