NAVY C4ISR AND UNMANNED SYSTEMS
SHIPBOARD COMBAT SYSTEMS
with no increase in manning, while moored to a pier, at anchor
or during restricted maneuvering. SPS will be modular and
expandable to support installation and operation on multiple
SPS capabilities will be implemented using a block fielding
philosophy. SPS Increment I combines existing technologies,
such as the SPS- 73 surface search radar, with an electro-optical/infrared sensor, long-range loud hailers, remotely operated .50-caliber gun mounts and nonlethal weapons, to counter
small boats and related threats in port and in the littoral. SPS
Increment II is designed to counter underwater threats by
adding swimmer- and diver-detection capabilities.
Increment III will provide additional capability to deal with
air threats in port. The Navy approved low-rate initial production in August 2009.
CONTRACTOR: ...........Northrop Grumman Corp.
BYG- 1 SUBMARINE COMBAT
BRIEFING: The BYG- 1 is the common combat control system
for all Navy submarines, except Ohio-class ballistic-missile
subs. It incorporates tactical control, weapon control and tactical LAN functions into one procurement program. BYG- 1
allows the sub force to rapidly update the ship safety tactical
picture, integrates the common tactical picture into the battle
group, improves torpedo interfaces and provides tactical
Tomahawk cruise missile capability.
BYG- 1 systems will be updated continuously with hardware
improvements. BYG- 1 is scheduled to be installed on all attack
and guided-missile submarines.
CONTRACTORS:.........Raytheon Co., General Dynamics Advanced
Information Systems, Progeny Systems Corp.,
Lockheed Martin Corp.
SHIPBOARD RADAR SYSTEMS
SPY- 1 MULTIFUNCTION RADAR
BRIEFING: The SPY- 1 multifunction S-band phased-array radar,
characterized by its distinctive, superstructure-mounted planar-array antennas, is the heart of the Aegis Combat System onboard
Navy guided-missile cruisers and destroyers. SPY- 1 is capable of
long-range search, automatic detection, track and engagement of
aircraft, cruise missiles and surface vessels.
The SPY-1E upgrade in selected ships has been optimized to
detect, track and engage theater ballistic missiles and is incorporated in national BMD nets. The SPY-1A/B versions are installed
on the Ticonderoga-class cruisers. The fifth version of the radar,
the SPY-1D(V), features improvements in capability against low-flying targets with small radar cross-sections operating in heavy
clutter environments and intense electronic countermeasures.
The SPY-1D(V) is installed on DDGs 91-112.
CONTRACTORS:.........Lockheed Martin Corp., Raytheon Co.
DUAL-BAND RADAR (DBR) SUITE:
SPY- 3 MULTIFUNCTION RADAR,
VOLUME-SEARCH RADAR (VSR)
BRIEFING: The DBR is the air defense radar suite that was
developed for the Zumwalt-class destroyer and the Gerald R.
Ford-class aircraft carrier. It combines an air search radar and
precision-tracking radar into a single system, with each operating simultaneously in a different frequency band while sharing
a common processing and control suite. Both are advanced,
electronically steered, phased-array radars that will be the first
to enter service on a Navy ship.
The S-band three-dimensional VSR will search for high-flying
threats at long range and hand over targets to an X-band fire-control radar, the SPY- 3. The SPY- 3 will search close around the
ship and rapidly out to the horizon to detect fast, low-altitude anti-ship missiles and aircraft. The DBR will be fully automatic, requiring no dedicated operator and no manned display consoles.
The DBR completed its Critical Design Review in November
2009. In 2010, the Navy decided to install only the SPY- 3 on the
Zumwalt-class destroyer, with software modifications to compensate for the lack of a VSR.
CONTRACTORS:.........Raytheon Co., Lockheed Martin Corp.
AIR AND MISSILE DEFENSE RADAR
BRIEFING: The AMDR is a program to develop the next generation of shipboard air defense radars. The AMDR X-band radar
will provide horizon search, precision tracking, missile communication and terminal illumination.
The AMDR S-band radar provides volume search, tracking, BMD
discrimination and missile communications. A radar suite controller
will integrate the radars with the ship’s combat system. The AMDR
suite will be scalable for multiple platforms.
In October 2013, the Navy selected Raytheon to design and
build the S-band portion of the AMDR and the radar suite controller. A version of the SPQ-9B radar will fill the X-band
requirement. In July 2014, the AMDR completed its hardware
Preliminary Design Review and Integrated Baseline Review.
The AMDR will be installed on Flight III Arleigh Burke-class
DDGs beginning in 2016.
CONTRACTORS:.........Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems
(prime), General Dynamics Advanced
BRIEFING: The SPQ-9B is an X-band, high-resolution, rotating
phased-array radar designed to detect and track low-altitude
cruise missiles in a high-clutter environment. The pulse-Doppler track-while-scan radar allows detection and tracking at
long ranges, giving a ship’s combat systems time to engage an
incoming supersonic missile at the maximum ranges of its
defenses. The SPQ-9B is integrated with the SSDS onboard aircraft carriers and amphibious assault ships and with the Aegis
Combat System as part of the Cruiser Modernization Program
and Destroyer Modernization Program.
CONTRACTOR: ...........Northrop Grumman Corp.