VisionMaster FT RADAR


The VisionMaster FT Radar series from Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine provides innovative marine navigation tools and support for safe navigation and collision avoidance, under all maritime conditions. The VisionMaster FT series delivers the industry’s most advanced automatic clutter suppression with Intel based technology, making it easier for operators to identify small targets in sea or rain clutter.

ARPA Series

The VisionMaster FT Radar is part of our ARPA radar series, a reliable and easy to use range of products that incorporates innovative technology. VisionMaster FT Radar delivers clear radar images in extreme weather conditions, increased operating efficiency and safety at sea for all classes of vessels.

The High Resolution Displays of Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine products deliver crisp and clear radar images for increased visibility. Situation awareness is enhanced by target detection further reducing stress-levels of the operators. The ARPA series brings greater bridge performance and improved navigation accuracy, increasing operating efficiency and safety level at sea, whilst offering a user-friendly interface.

Radar Compatibility

In order to maximise compatibility with a wide range of vessels and operating systems, the VisionMaster FT Radar is available in various configurations, including a wide range of interswitchable X-Band and S-Band formats. The product can be configured to meet a vessel’s individual requirements. It can also be quickly upgraded to chart radar, ECDIS or a TotalWatch multi-function workstation. Further upgrades can be configured to include automatic chart downloads, integrated weather routing and remote diagnostics, as well as CCTV support and 3D vision sonar terrain.

Key Benefits of the ARPA Radar:

  • Advanced clutter suppression for outstanding small target detection
  • User-friendly interface
  • Target tracking capability of 100 radar targets and 240 AIS targets
  • Integrated route planning and trail manoeuvre for safe navigation
  • Multi-layer user defined radar maps
  • Optional dual channel for seamless radar data from two transceivers on one single display

Radar Performance

The VisionMaster FT Radar series fully meets the latest radar performance standards of International Maritime Organization (IMO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). All of our ARPA products are designed to meet the demands of today's maritime industry.

Advanced Clutter Suppression

In the presence of sea or rain clutter, our VisionMaster FT Radar scanner features advanced clutter suppression technology that automatically detects small, weak targets without the need for adjusting controls.

Target Acquisition

Rather than manually acquiring targets, the ARPA scanners automatically and safely acquire and track targets at relative speeds up to 150 knots.

AIS Targets

The VisionMaster FT Radar can display AIS targets and supports processing and display of AIS ATONS, Search & Rescue Craft, AIS SARTS, AIS Base Stations, safety messaging and AIS MKD.


An optional digital Interswitch allows the operator to display radar video from any scanner at any desired display. For improved user operation and flexibility, interswitching gives up to six transceivers and up to six displays


To reduce cost and time required for retrofit, our VisionMaster FT Radars are compatible with the BridgeMaster-E product line by partial hardware and software replacement.


Settings can be customized for different watch officers, with voyage plans and operating systems that can be saved and moved to different vessels, offering flexibility, control and safety.

VisionMaster FT Dual Marine Radar

VisionMaster FT Radar Information

The optional Dual Radar* integrates data from two scanners on a single radar display. The use of Dual Radar configuration eliminates blind arcs and enhances target detection, providing complete situational awareness and peace of mind. By combining inputs from separate radars, a 360-degree picture can be viewed to reveal nearby and far-off targets.

The VisionMaster FT Dual Radar gives you the ability to track targets from both independent radars in the usual way, with the inputs provided on a single screen for improved usability.

Key Benefits of the Dual Marine Radar:

  • No blind arc but 360-degree view on a single screen to enhance awareness and safety
  • Seamless overlap of 2 radars on a single radar display  
  • Control up to two independent radars from a single screen
  • Track targets seamlessly across the two radars
  • Reduce operator workload with a seamless view from two radar heads
  • Any combination of X- and S-band antennas

For more information about Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine VisionMaster FT RADAR products please do not hesitate  contact us.


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