Sperry Gyrocompass System Receives NMEA Product Award

Sperry Marine was honored at the annual banquet of the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) when the association presented its 1990 Products Award to the Sperry Marine gyrocompass system. The NMEA jury of industry sales and technical personnel bestows the honor annually on marine electronic products of outstanding performance and reliability. The Sperry Marine gyrocompass has received the NMEA award every year since the award was instituted.

Sperry Marine manufactures a complete line of marine gyrocompasses including the MK-37 for large vessels, and the SR-50, SRMarch 100, SR-120/130, and SR-220 for vessels requiring smaller gyros. In other company news, a subsidiary of Sperry Marine Inc., Sperry Marine Ltd. of Wokingham, U.K., was recently awarded a contract by the Royal Navy of Oman to expand and modernize the existing vessel traffic system which Sperry Marine installed in the Strait of Hormuz in 1982. The multimillion-dollar upgrade was ordered by the Royal Navy of Oman to extend coverage over a greater area of the Strait. Sperry Marine Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of marine navigation, control and communication equipment, is a subsidiary of Newport News Shipbuilding, a Tenneco company.

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