Daily Archives: September 11, 2013

Royal Navy – Northrop delivers program management system gear

NEW MALDEN, England, Sept. 10 – A final  batch of platform management system (PMS) hardware has been delivered to BAE  Systems by Northrop Grumman for installation on a Royal Navy submarine.

“Northrop Grumman has a well-established relationship with the Royal Navy,  supplying and supporting systems for surface ships and submarines,” said Andrew  Tyler, Northrop Grumman’s chief executive, U.K. and Europe. “The continued  success of our involvement in the Astute program is a reflection of the skill of  our teams and the close partnership that we have with BAE Systems and the  Ministry of Defense.”

The platform management systems controls and monitors a submarine’s platform  machinery and onboard systems. Northrop Grumman’s Sperry Marine business unit  supplied the PMS to BAE Systems Maritime–Submarines under a performance  partnership arrangement. The PMS delivered will be installed on Astute Boat 5,  the Anson.

Additionally, Northrop Grumman is currently under contract to supply PMS  hardware and software for two additional Astute-class, nuclear-powered  submarines.

“Our extensive track record of delivering reliable, high-performance  navigation and ship control solutions has helped to establish us as a preferred  supplier for Royal Navy platforms,” said Alan Dix, managing director of Northrop  Grumman Sperry Marine. “We are particularly pleased that we have achieved 100  percent on-time delivery status during the two-year process for Astute Boat  5.”

Source – UPI.com