Maritime navigation sensor to be produced for U.S. Navy by Northrop GrummanNews
June 09, 2023
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia. The U.S. Navy has chosen Northrop Grumman Corporation to produce the new AN/WSN-12 Inertial Sensor Module (ISM), an instrument intended to enhance maritime navigation in situations where Global Positioning System (GPS) usage is not viable, according to the company's announcement.
The AN/WSN-12 ISM is designed to offer accurate positioning data for Navy vessels and submarines whether GPS is available or not, the statement reads.
Northrop Grumman's AN/WSN-12 ISM is the latest addition to the U.S. Navy’s AN/WSN-12 Inertial Navigator System (INS), an upgrade to the existing AN/WSN-7 INS, which is currently installed on almost every U.S. Navy ship, the statement adds. The company anticipates the first ISM will be fielded later this year.