Northrop Grumman will supply integrated bridge systems (IBS) for two new fleet tankers being built in Italy for the Indian Navy, under a contract awarded by Fincantieri.

Under the contract, Northrop’s Sperry Marine will equip each of the ships with a complete Sperry Marine VisionMaster FT IBS.

The VisionMaster FT IBS includes radars, electronic chart display and information systems, adaptive self-tuning autopilots, gyrocompasses and repeaters, speed sensors, echosounders, differential GPS, and other navigation subsystems and sensors.

In addition, Sperry Marine will also supply the ships’ inertial navigation system and data distribution systems, which will be interfaced with the combat management systems.

The 175m-long fleet tankers being built at Fincantieri’s shipyards in Liguria and Palermo are intended for use for marine pollution control.

The tankers are scheduled to be delivered to the Indian Navy in 2010-2011.