Dallas, Texas 03/28/2014 (FINANCIALSTRENDS) – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) receives the Customer Focus Award from the BAE Systems Maritime-Submarines. This award has been given in recognition of the role that Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has played in supplying this PMS for the United Kingdom MOD’s Astute nuclear-powered submarine-program. This award was presented during the BAE’s 2014 Annual-Supplier Forum to Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC)’s Sperry Marine business-unit in recognition of the performance in its integrated deployment & management of its resources & for continuously-improving the performance standards in delivery & support.
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC)’s MD, Alan Dix said that the company’s extensive track-record of delivering very reliable, high-performance-navigation and ship-control solutions has now helped to establish the company as a preferred-supplier for the Royal Navy platforms. This award is an excellent achievement and they are proud to now be contributing to the most-capable submarine that has ever been built for the Royal Navy. Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) is supplying this PMS to BAE Systems Maritime–Submarines and it will be installed on the Royal Navy’s Astute Boat-04 & under an innovative-performance partnering arrangement for the boats 5, 6 & 7 at the company’s shipyard in the U.K, in Barrow-in-Furness.
This PMS includes control & monitoring software, a human-interface equipment & the programmable logic-controller-based hardware that is located throughout the submarine. All this hardware has been system-engineered to effectively meet the naval standards for shock and vibration, temperature and electromagnetic compatibility requirements and also meets the stringent-safety requirements of this kind of vessel. Based on Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC)’s innovative approach for configuring commercial off-the-shelf-hardware & software to meet the exacting military & commercial applications, this PMS is expected to bring down life-cycle costs & minimize program risk for MOD. This system provides the advanced network design that also includes stringent levels of safety & redundancy that is associated with nuclear-submarine control systems.