Northrop Grumman donates training software worth $3M to Naval Academy [Capital (Annapolis, MD)]
(Capital (Annapolis, MD) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Northrop Grumman Corp. recently donated $3 million worth of training software to the Naval Academy.
The company donated 100 licenses of its Voyage Management System (VMS) software to the Naval Academy Foundation for midshipmen training.
"Northrop Grumman is honored to contribute to the development of tomorrow's naval officers," said Teri Marconi, vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman's Navigation and Maritime Systems Division. "Through our longtime partnership with the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation and the academy itself, it is our pleasure and privilege to support our future warfighters."
The VMS software incorporates the Electronic Chart Display and Information System-Navy which was selected by the navigator of the Navy and is now a fleet standard.
The donation will help future naval officers become proficient with the same navigation software on their vessels after they receive their commissions, according to a news release.
This software is already installed or under contract for installation on more than 200 U.S. Navy ships and submarines. Northrop Grumman first donated VMS software in 2001 and this year's gift brings the total amount of donated software to more than $16 million. Last year, it donated $1 million worth of software.
The VMS software will be used by midshipmen in the academy's computer lab, classrooms and underway operations on the yard patrol training craft.
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