US Navy Subs to Get Northrop Grumman’s VMS

The U.S. Navy has approved the use of Northrop Grumman Corporation’s Voyage Management System (VMS), version 9.3, onboard SSN and SSGN nuclear powered submarines.

The VMS software package will be installed on 55 SSNs and four SSGNs operating globally from all U.S. Navy submarine homeports. Installations have already begun and will be completed by the end of 2016.

Version 9.3 which supports polar operations has significantly increased rendering speeds, integrates seamlessly with combat radar and mission planning submarine systems and allows for real-time checking of installed charts.

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