VisionMaster FT Naval Radar

Visionmaster FT Naval Radar

The VisionMaster FT Naval Radar delivers accurate, actionable data to enable the operator to identify and engage threats and targets at sea or offshore. The Naval Radar provides vital information in real time, supporting safe manoeuvring, policing and military activities. With combined navigational functions and enhanced naval features, the Naval Radar delivers high performance at a competitive price.

Key Benefits of VisionMaster FT Naval Radar:

  • Optimum situational awareness

  • Interception of fast moving vessels  and threats

  • Blind pilotage for day and night operations in all weather conditions

  • Stabilised sector transmission

  • Cost-effective solution

  • Integrated Capabilities for onboard electronic systems

Unparalleled Capabilities

The VisionMaster FT Naval Radar series has been developed using the latest technology, specifically for the military and paramilitary markets. Building on the success of the BridgeMaster-E series, it has an unsurpassed variety of configurations, making it compatible with all types, sizes and classes of vessel.

Since its introduction, the VisionMaster FT Naval Radar has seen great success. It has been chosen as the preferred system of choice by major navies and coastguards around the world.

Due to its advanced features, over 70 Navies and Coast Guards worldwide are using Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine radar systems to support their activities. The Naval Radar, based on the established VisionMaster FT Radar, provides several outstanding tactical features:

Red First Strike

Improve reaction time by simplifying the detection of a potential threat. Red First Strike quickly identifies fast moving targets such as helicopters and High Speed Craft. The Naval Radar can be enhanced with optional 600 knot track capability.

Helicopter Approach

Using the Helicopter Approach sector, the radar operator is able to view the status of the helicopter’s approach and provide pilot guidance whether he is landing on own ship or engaging in operations with other vessels. The VisionMaster FT Naval Radar assists with helicopter operations in all weather conditions.

Target Intercept

The Target Intercept feature allows the planning, execution and interception of fast moving targets. Intercept smugglers or terrorists or devise search and rescue missions with the intercept function; the course and speed required will be immediately calculated and displayed on screen for rapid decision making and reaction.

Electronic Support Measures

The Sperry Marine Naval Radar systems provide enhanced interfacing to other onboard systems and provide pre-trigger outputs to protect sensitive equipment such as ESM systems. In particular, three configurable pre-trigger outputs and an external transmitter triggering input are provided.

Station Keeping

In bad weather conditions and at night, it is often difficult to maintain station on other surrounding vessels. The station-keeping feature allows setting up a sector for each vessel nearby and if any vessel has moved out of its correct position, an alarm will be raised to alert the radar operator.

The Stand alone or Multi-Function capability of the VisionMaster FT Naval Radar is a cost-effective solution for optimum situational awareness for naval fleets in carrying out their missions.

Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine continuously develops technology to maximise operational capacity for maritime surveillance and environmental protection at sea. Operation feature include:

Stabilised Sector Transmission

When involved in missions, the ability to restrict radar transmissions to accurately defined arcs is a distinct advantage. The VisionMaster FT Naval Radar allows the operator to define up to four transmission arcs, stabilised by the ship’s gyro so that the radar only transmits over those arcs even when the ship is manoeuvring.

Blind Pilotage

This feature enables vessels to manoeuvre safely when visibility is reduced or during periods of GPS denial. The advanced parallel indexing of the Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine Naval Radar supports blind pilotage operations. The Naval Radar preserves the safety of own ship even in the most confined waters with minimised clutter effect and multiple sets of lines which are prepared in advance.

Full Coverage Over 360°

The optional Asynchronous Secondary Radar  input allows two radar inputs to be displayed on a single radar picture, providing full coverage over 360° and avoiding blind arcs.  
A further optional feature is the ability to view CCTV or other video feeds on the VisionMaster FT screen. The display can show CCTV, multiple video feed view or Picture-in-Picture view for real-time awareness.

Radar to Multi-Function Workstation

The Naval Radar is also available as an approved chart radar utilising the same electronic charts as a fully type approved ECDIS or as an approved ECDIS/WECDIS with radar overlay. In its TotalWatch version it is a full multi-function workstation incorporating radar, chart radar, ECDIS/WECDIS and if required Machinery Control Automation Systems.

For more informaiton about Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine's VisionMaster FT Naval Radar please do not hesitate contact us.


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