The contract is to supply a full IBS system to the Royal Thai Navy through the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering shipyard, with options for three additional systems. The IBS includes the VisionMaster™ FT family of products and navigation systems such as NAVIGAT™ X MK1 gyrocompass, NAVIKNOT™ speed log, a Warship Automatic Identification System, and a Voyage Data Recorder (VDR). Delivery is scheduled for June 2016 and Sperry Marine's service agent FT Marine will provide commissioning.
Sperry Marine has previously supplied equipment to the Royal Thai Navy flagship vessel, HTMS Chakri Naruebet. The company has also been selected to supply X and S-band radars, as well as a VisionMaster™ FT ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display and Information System), a speed log and gyrocompass systems to the Royal Thai Navy's patrol boat currently being built in the Naval Dockyard shipyard.
"These latest orders validate the outstanding relationship built over many years between Sperry Marine and the Royal Thai Navy," said Jeanne Usher, managing director, Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine. "Our Warship Electronic Chart Display and Information System (WECDIS) is designed to support the operational requirements of the modern navy and provide navigation teams with an integrated electronic navigation picture. This reduces navigator workload and improves situational and tactical awareness for the ship's crew."
The Royal Thai Navy future frigate concept.