Advanced communication, sensor and navigation systems from Northrop Grumman have been installed on the Iraqi offshore patrol vessel, the Al-Fayhaa, which along with the Al-Basrah will conduct security missions in the northern Arabian Gulf
According to a report from UPI, the systems for the first of two patrol vessels, procured by the U.S. Navy for its Iraqi counterpart, were provided under a 2010 contract from RiverHawk Fast Sea Frames, the prime contractor for the vessels.
“These shipboard electronic systems will improve Iraq’s ability to provide its own national security,” said Bill Hannon, vice president of Northrop Grumman’s Maritime Systems business unit. “By providing a quick-response, affordable, capable solution to RiverHawk, Northrop Grumman demonstrated its ability to deliver integrated navigation and communication solutions along with management and engineering services.”
The systems provided under the $7.4 million award included an integrated bridge system and an integrated tactical data link system; communications systems; maritime situational awareness displays; the company’s VisionMaster TotalWatch multifunction workstations; and chart radar and display.