USA: Raytheon Gets SSDS Contract Worth Up to USD 21.22 Million

 

Raytheon Company has been awarded a $21,228,947 contract to exercise options for fiscal 2012 Ship Self Defense Systems (SSDS) platform systems engineering agent efforts.

The purpose of this contract is to fund continuation of Ship Self Defense Systems MK 2 development and test for the future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) and SSDS MK Technology refresh efforts.

Raytheon’s Ship Self-Defense System (SSDS) is an open, distributed combat management system for surface ships designed to expedite the detect-to-engage sequence to defend against ASCMs. SSDS links and automates standalone sensors and weapon systems to provide the required combat reaction.

A fiber optic local area network (LAN) connects ship sensors and weapon systems to:

  •     Coordinate sensor integration
  •     Identify and evaluate potential threats
  •     Assess readiness of ship defenses
  •     Execute specific tactical procedures.

While SSDS incorporates a high degree of automation through computerized embedded doctrine, the system also allows the commanding officer to maintain positive control over selected doctrine and weapons release.

The work will be performed in San Diego, Calif., Tewksbury, Mass, and Portsmouth, R.I.

Raytheon will complete the work by September 2012.

Naval Today Staff , February 22, 2012

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