U.S. Navy Validates New Navigation Capability for DDG 1000

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    UNITED STATES - 25 JANUARY 2011

    TEWKSBURY, Mass., Jan. 25, 2011 -- The U.S. Navy achieved a critical milestone with the successful testing of the Next Generation Navigation System (NAVDDX) produced by Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), prime contractor for mission systems equipment for the DDG 1000-class destroyer.

    NAVDDX is a modern open architecture solution for distributing navigation and high-precision time data to ship mission systems. The open architecture design provides the flexibility and commonality to be easily integrated into the DDG 1000 class and other ship platforms, including new construction and modernization programs.

    System development was a highly successful joint effort between Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) and the U.S. Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, Calif., through a private party sales agreement.

    "This is another example of the rigorous testing strategy that is built into the DDG 1000 development program," said Raytheon IDS' Bill Marcley, vice president of Total Ship Mission Systems and DDG 1000 program manager. "With each milestone, we continue our progress toward delivering proven and reliable capabilities to the sailors of the U.S. Navy fleet."

    "NAVDDX is the product of a successful government-industry partnership," said Pete Shaw, deputy, Marine Navigation Division, Space and Naval Warfare System Command. "Together, we are delivering the most advanced, mission-critical combat-support positioning, navigation and timing system available today."

    The DDG 1000-class destroyer is the latest evolution in warfighting technology for surface combatant ships, providing unmatched capability to the U.S. Navy. The DDG 1000-class destroyer's advancements can be incorporated into future and modernized platforms. The benefits of DDG 1000's systems reuse potential across the fleet are already being realized, including the application of the Dual Band Radar for the new Ford-class aircraft carrier (CVN 78) as well as the application of the Total Ship Computing Environment infrastructure for the USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and USS San Antonio (LPD 17) technology refresh efforts. The systems and software engineering approach used on DDG 1000 yields an open architecture well suited for capability enhancements to counter emerging threats.



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    Videos: The DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class destroyer is U.S. Navy's next generation, multi-mission, naval destroyer, serving as the vanguard of an entire new generation of advanced multi-mission surface combat ships.




     
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    CSC Wins $110 Million Task Order for the DDG 1000 Program Office
    UNITED STATES - 11 MARCH 2011

    FALLS CHURCH, Va. | CSC announced on Thursday that the U.S. Navy awarded the company a task order to provide engineering and program support for the DDG 1000 Zumwalt Class Destroyer Program Office (PMS 500). The task order has a one-year base period and four one-year options, bringing the estimated total five-year value to $110 million. The Navy awarded the task order under the Naval Sea Systems Command SEAPORT-Enhanced contract vehicle, which CSC won in 2004.

    Under the terms of the task order, CSC will provide engineering and program management support for the development, design, building, outfitting and testing of the Zumwalt Class Destroyer. Services include program, business, financial and risk management; software and mission systems integration; hull, mechanical and electrical systems engineering; and naval architecture.

    “As a trusted member of the ship acquisition community, CSC provides the best value for responsive, effective support to critical acquisition programs,” said James W. Sheaffer, president of CSC’s North American Public Sector. “We will draw upon our recognized success in supporting cost effective program management and test and evaluation of new systems to deliver vital, mission-critical expertise for the Navy’s future class of destroyers.”

    The multi-mission DDG 1000 is tailored for sustained operations in the littorals and land attack, and will provide independent forward presence and deterrence, support special operations forces, and operate as an integral part of joint and combined expeditionary forces.


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    Lockheed Martin Achieves Critical Design Milestone for U.S. Navy’s Surface Ship Electronic Defense

    SYRACUSE, N.Y., March 15th, 2011 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] held a successful critical design review for an electronic warfare system upgrade that will defend U.S. Navy surface combatants from evolving anti-ship missile threats.

    Under the Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP), the Navy is pursuing an evolutionary succession of enhancements to its AN/SLQ-32 electronic warfare system currently installed on aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroyers and other U.S. warships. A series of SEWIP block upgrades will incrementally add new defensive technologies and functional capabilities.

    “Block 2 establishes a framework for the Navy to easily integrate future block upgrades of the most current electronic warfare technology to defend the fleet,” explained Joe Ottaviano, Lockheed Martin’s SEWIP program director. “This critical milestone validates our design and serves as the contractual go-ahead to produce two system prototypes by 2012.”

    Lockheed Martin’s modular solution for SEWIP Block 2 is based on its own Integrated Common Electronics Warfare System demonstrator, which operated over water for risk reduction in October 2010. This approach uses commercial-off-the-shelf electronics and provides the Navy with the latest surface ship electronic warfare capabilities, as well as enhanced flexibility to upgrade the technology to address emerging threats.

    In November 2009, Lockheed Martin was awarded an initial $9.9 million contract to develop SEWIP Block 2 with options totaling nearly $167 million. In July 2010, the Navy exercised the first option for $51.1 million and approved Lockheed Martin’s preliminary design for Block 2.


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    Raytheon Continues Early Deliveries for DDG 1000
    UNITED STATES - 12 APRIL 2011

    TEWKSBURY, Mass., -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has delivered critical mission systems early for the U.S. Navy's DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class destroyer. The ship's first Total Ship Computing Environment (TSCE) data center and AN/SQS-60 mid-frequency sonar array were delivered two and eight months ahead of schedule, respectively.

    "The early delivery of these ship systems continues our history of stellar performance on this complex program as we effectively manage the transition from development to production while remaining on cost and on schedule," said Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems' (IDS) Kevin Peppe, vice president of Seapower Capability Systems.

    "We are committed to the ongoing development and delivery of these highly capable and effective mission systems that will, without a doubt, make DDG 1000 the most advanced surface combatant in the world," he said.

    The TSCE data center comprises two ruggedized Electronic Modular Enclosures that house and protect the open architecture computing environment for DDG 1000's combat and ship control systems. When integrated onboard the ship, the TSCE data center will provide DDG 1000 with more data processing and storage capacity than existing U.S. Navy destroyers. TSCE will manage the ship's advanced systems, including the AN/SQS-60 mid-frequency sonar array.

    AN/SQS-60 is part of DDG 1000's AN/SQQ-90 advanced undersea warfare combat system and is scheduled to be installed on the Zumwalt in August 2011. The SQQ-90 tactical sonar suite represents a major advancement in undersea warfare capability and will provide broad warfighting coverage for the DDG 1000 class. Raytheon IDS is the SQQ-90 systems integrator, bringing together the full functionality of the suite's sonar elements. The SQQ-90 comprises the AN/SQS-60 hull-mounted mid-frequency sonar; the AN/SQS-61 hull-mounted high-frequency sonar; and the AN/SQR-20 multifunction towed-array sonar and handling system.

    Under the Navy's DDG 1000 Detail Design and Integration contract awarded in 2005, Raytheon IDS serves as the prime mission systems equipment integrator for all electronic and combat systems for the DDG 1000 program. Working with the Navy and a team of industry leaders, Raytheon is leading the effort to transform the Navy's ship requirements to reality. Work on the DDG 1000 program is performed by more than 800 Raytheon employees as well as by approximately 1,800 subcontractors and supplier partners in 43 states across the country.



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    Converteam Mission-Critical Equipment Achieves Testing Milestone at U.S. Navy Test Site
    UNITED STATES - 12 JULY 2011

    PITTSBURGH --- Power conversion specialist Converteam in partnership with the U.S. Navy have successfully tested the DDG 1000's high voltage Integrated Power System (IPS) (1) to full power at the Land Based Test Site located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    DDG 1000 is the first U.S. Navy surface combatant to leverage this technology — an all-electric architecture providing electric power for both propulsion and ship services. As the integrated power systems provider, Converteam is responsible for the entire program's high voltage system design, commissioning and testing at the land based test site.

    The test demonstrated full power operations of the IPS, which is a major milestone prior to delivery of equipment to the ship. The technology tested involved one of two shipboard shaft lines; one main and one auxiliary gas turbine generator set, all four high voltage switchboards, harmonic filters, two of four shipboard electrical zones of the Integrated Fight Through Power (IFTP) conversion equipment, and one of the two propulsion tandem advanced induction motors with their associated variable speed drives. Of this scope, Converteam supplied systems integration knowhow and hardware which includes the propulsion motors, variable speed drives, high voltage switchboards and harmonic filters for the main and auxiliary turbine-generators.

    "Converteam's expertise in system integration and equipment design has been further demonstrated through this milestone. Our people are providing the Navy with the technology and dedicated support essential to enable their mission at any time and in any location," states Paul Thompson, Converteam Inc's VP of Navy Business & Government Affairs.

    DDG 1000 will be a multi-mission surface combatant designed to fulfill long-range land attack requirements. Armed with an array of weapons, DDG 1000 will provide offensive, distributed and precision fires in support of forces ashore.


    (1) An IPS generates the total ship electric power requirements, then distributes and converts it for all ship loads, including electric propulsion, combat systems and ship services. This unique architecture provides improvements in ship survivability, design flexibility, reduced signatures, and the potential of reduced life cycle and operational costs.


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