C4iSR: Maritime

Navy League 2019: Northrop Grumman launches SeaFind

06 May 2019

Northrop Grumman unveiled a new compact next-generation maritime inertial navigation system at the Sea-Air-Space symposium.

The Sea Fiber Optic Inertial Navigation with Data Distribution (SeaFind) system features enhanced fibre-optic gyro technology, which provides it with the same level of performance as the company's Mk 39 ring laser gyrocompass family of inertial navigation products, while being significantly smaller in size. The compact sensor measures 250×250×127 mm and weighs just 4.9 kg.

Speaking to Jane's on 6 May, Susan Lockey Hawkins, director, business, development, and strategy for Northrop Grumman's maritime systems division, said SeaFind was developed to meet the needs of the smaller ship market.

Want to read more? For analysis on this article and access to all our insight content, please enquire about our subscription options at

(127 of 346 words)


  • Mk 20 Electro-Optical Sensor System (EOSS)

    Type Naval Fire-Control System (FCS). Development In 2005, following a competitive procurement process, Kollmorgen Electro-Optical (acquired by L-3 Communications in February 2012 and now operating as L-3 KEO) was chosen to provide the US Navy (USN) with an EOSS as part of the CG-47