Navy Announces Plans to Convert Fleet to ‘Paperless’ Navigation

The U.S. Navy today unveiled plans for a major transformation in military marine navigation over the next few years, in which traditional paper nautical charts will be replaced with advanced, interactive, electronic navigation systems throughout the fleet.

The Navy’s plans were presented at a media briefing and demonstration cruise in Washington, D.C., hosted by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC), which developed the new-generation shipboard navigation equipment for the Navy.