Progeny to provide payload control for submarine combat systems

U.S. Navy has awarded the Manassas-based computer integrated systems designer Progeny Systems Corp. a $54,7 million contract to design, test and deliver a payload control system for the AN/BYG-1 submarine combat control system.

The Payload Control System portion is to be delivered for all U.S. and Royal Australian Navy new construction and in-service submarines and appropriate joint program office submarine platforms.

Work will for the most part be performed in Manassas, Virginia with some share being done in Rhode Island and is expected to be completed by February 2021.

The AN/BYG-1 software is a tactical weapon systems developed by General Dynamics that analyzes and tracks submarine and surface-ship contact information, providing tactical, situational awareness for submarine crews including the capability to target and employ torpedoes and missiles.

The system is installed on the U.S. Navy’s Los Angeles, Seawolf, Virginia and SSGN-class submarines, as well as on the Royal Australian Navy’s Collins-class submarines. The Tactical Control System (TCS) portion of BYG-1 integrates sensor inputs to provide a common operational picture and improved situational awareness in an information assurance compliant environment that exploits the power of sonar, electronic support measures, radar, navigation, periscopes and communication.

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