$31.8M in Combat Control Systems and Upgrades for 7 Virginia Class Subs
Raytheon Co. in Portsmouth, RI received a $31.8 million firm-fixed-price modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-03-C-6207). As the prime systems integrator for the Virginia Class submarines’ combat control suite (CCS), Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems will procure, produce, test and integrate all combat control hardware and software, including tactical software and logistics support, delivering the advanced communication, navigation and weapon launch capabilities for the next five Virginia Class submarines (#6-10). Under the contract, Raytheon will also provide combat control system modernization and upgrades for the first two submarines of the Virginia class, the USS Virginia [SSN 774] and USS Texas [SSN 775].
The Virginia class submarine combat control subsystem (CCS) is made up of a number of elements.
The CCS is in fact a subset of the Command and Control Systems Module (CCSM), which was developed by a team led by Lockheed Martin Naval Electronics & Surveillance Systems-Undersea Systems (NE&SS-US) of Manassas, VA. It integrates all of the vessel’s systems including sensors, countermeasures, navigation, weapon control, and is based on open system architecture with Q-70 Color Common Display Consoles. The Open Systems Architecture makes upgrades a lot simpler, a benefit that is being tested in this contract.
Weapon control is provided by Raytheon with a derivative of the CCS Mk 2 combat system, the AN/BYG-1 Combat Control System, which is also being fitted to the Australian Collins Class submarines. It consists of centralized data management systems for weapon control, interface and weapon launch capabilities. Raytheon’s Weapon Interface Panel provides special purpose hardware to support generation and control of weapon data, control signals and weapon power for pre-launch, launch, and post-launch control of four horizontal tube-fired weapons (often torpedoes or Harpoon anti-ship missiles) and 12 vertical tube fired weapons (usually BGM-109 Tomahawk Block IV cruise missiles).
Work will be performed in Raytheon’s Maritime Mission Center in Portsmouth, RI (84%); plus Bedford, MA (13%); and Manassas, VA (3%), and is expected to be complete by August 2010. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C. issued the contract.