NEW MALDEN, United Kingdom, Dec. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is among the sponsors of the Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST), a registered charity whose mission is to promote the integration of people of all physical abilities, including injured and recovering servicemen and women, through the challenge and adventure of tall ship sailing.
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As part of its sponsorship, Northrop Grumman's Sperry Marine business unit replaced the navigational electronics on the Lord Nelson, one of JST's two tall ships. This update included the main gyro compass system originally fitted in 1985. Since the JST was established in 1978, they have welcomed more than 40,000 people on board, of whom 15,000 have had a disability and 5,500 have been wheelchair users.
"We are proud to support the Jubilee Sailing Trust on this upgrade project," said Jeanne Usher, managing director, Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine. "We welcome the opportunity to support the great work the trust is doing, including the rehabilitation of servicemen and women, by providing navigational equipment onboard the Lord Nelson."
Lord Nelson and Tenacious are the only two tall ships in the world purpose-built to enable people of all physical and sensory abilities to take an active role in sailing. Supporting and sponsoring JST aligns closely with Northrop Grumman's values of inclusiveness, diversity and equality.
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