$31.8M in Combat Control Systems and Upgrades for 7 Virginia Class Subs

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Virginia Class Submarine 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 […]

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