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Sperry Marine launches additional military layers for VisionMaster

25th August 2021 - 12:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team in London

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Target intercept screen. (Photo: Sperry Marine.)

New features are designed to offer military functionality at a lower cost than traditional naval systems.

Navigation solutions provider Sperry Marine has debuted Additional Military Layers (AMLs) for its VisionMaster radar and Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS).

The AMLs allow defence users to utilise Sperry’s commercial radars on small and large vessels.

Sperry Marine Radar and Chart Displays global line manager Christophe Rios said: ‘In recent years, navies have had to balance performance requirements against tight budgetary control at a time when the scope and number of missions has increased.’

Sperry said combining the navigation functions from VisionMaster with ‘enhanced features’ offering military functionality at a lower total cost than existing naval systems.

Enhancements designed for naval operations include a ‘Red First Strike’ functionality that immediately indicates fast-moving targets such as aircraft and fast attack craft. A ‘Target Intercept’ feature allows operators to plan and execute intercept manoeuvres.

A ‘Freeze Frame’ function lets an operator display a frozen picture of a radar situation taken before implementing radar silence.

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