MAJOR COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS
CANES Increment I will provide an integrated voice, video and
data network infrastructure with supporting network and infrastructure services across the unclassified, secret, secret releasable
and special intelligence security enclaves. This will give the Navy a
single and highly scalable information operations/intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) network infrastructure supporting mission area application hosting and ACS service delivery across
all tactical, tactical support and nontactical/administrative COIs for
deployable maritime assets and designated shore elements.
The Navy selected Northrop Grumman on Feb. 13, 2012, to
produce the initial shipsets for CANES. The first CANES installation was completed in November 2013 on the Arleigh Burke-class
destroyer USS McCampbell. As of October 2015, CANES had been
installed on 25 ships, including aircraft carriers, amphibious assault
ships, cruisers and dock landing ships. CANES will be deployed to
180 ships, submarines and maritime operations centers by 2022.
Initial Operational Test & Evaluation began in August 2014
onboard the destroyer USS Higgins. Also in August 2014, the
Navy selected five vendors to build and deliver subsequent
shipsets. In October 2015, the DoD approved full deployment of
CANES and transferred program oversight to the Navy.
CONTRACTORS:.........Northrop Grumman Corp., BAE Systems
Technology Solutions and Services Inc.,
General Dynamics C4 Systems, Global
Technical Systems, Terco Inc.
DISTRIBUTED COMMON GROUND/
SURFACE SYSTEM-NAVY (DCGS-N)
BRIEFING: DCGS-N is the Navy component of the new web-based,
joint-services DCGS network that will function as a single enterprise
system for rapidly receiving, processing, exploiting and disseminating multiservice and national space-based ISR data. DCGS-N is
interoperable with the DCGS elements of the other services. All will
share a core infrastructure called the DCGS Integration Backbone, a
set of common interface standards and network tools and services.
The current focus is to align the Navy’s existing programs, personnel, facilities and financial resources to achieve a single, common
converged architecture that delivers an effective and sustainable
DCGS-N that meets U.S. Fleet Forces Command requirements.
The first two DCGS-N systems were installed in 2011
onboard the aircraft carriers USS Dwight D. Eisenhower and USS
CONTRACTORS:.........BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin Corp.,
Northrop Grumman Corp., Raytheon Co., SAIC
COMMON DATA LINK-NAVY (CDL-N)
BRIEFING: CDL-N provides a real-time, full-duplex, point-to-point communications wideband data link to transmit ISR data
between national and tactical reconnaissance aircraft sensors
and their associated surface processing systems. CDL-N directly supports the combatant commander, and the joint mission
area communications provide critical, mission-essential data to
the warfighter. CDL-N is installed on carriers, amphibious
assault ships and command ships.
BRIEFING: Link 11 is a secure tactical data-exchange network for
sending and receiving digital track information between ships, aircraft and command sites using a standard message format. It can
use HF and UHF radio frequencies for operation. Link 11 is
NATO’s primary means of transmitting tactical data, such as ship
and aircraft tracks, over the horizon. It is used by many classes of
combatant ships, and by E- 2, P- 3 and some H- 60 aircraft.
BRIEFING: Link 16 presents an at-a-glance portrayal of targets,
threats and friendly forces on a relative-position display. It provides near-real-time, jam-resistant, secure data communications,
enabling transfer of combat information and relative navigation
data between widely dispersed battle elements, and integrating
tactical data to include the sharing of targeting data between aircraft and tactical air-control parties. Users gain situational awareness by exchanging digital data over a common communication
link that is continuously and automatically updated. The major
components of Link 16 are the Joint Tactical Information
Distribution System (JTIDS) and Multifunction Information
Distribution System (MIDS) terminals. JTIDS and MIDS are integrated with weapons systems for all operational applications on
fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, and ground-fixed, transportable,
mobile and maritime platforms.
CONTRACTORS:.........Data Link Solutions (joint venture of BAE
Systems and Rockwell Collins), ViaSat Inc.
NAVY MULTIBAND TERMINAL (NMT)
BRIEFING: NMT is the fourth-generation satellite communications terminal for nearly 300 Navy ships, submarines and shore
stations. The NMT will replace the WSC- 6 SHF terminal series
and the NESP USC- 38 Follow-On Terminal. Raytheon won a
three-year NMT development competition in May 2007. The
Navy fielded terminals for developmental test and operational
assessment in late 2009.
In October 2010, Raytheon was awarded a production contract for 22 NMT systems ( 15 for ships, five for submarines and
two for shore terminals) of the more than 300 expected to be
procured. A further order for 47 systems was placed in June
2012. Raytheon also received a contract to link the NMT with
the Air Force’s Enhanced Polar Satellite to enable communications over the polar regions.
CONTRACTOR: ...........Raytheon Network Centric Systems
MOBILE USER OBJECTIVE SYSTEM
BRIEFING: The MUOS is a communications satellite equipped
with a wideband code division multiple-access payload that
enables a 10-fold increase in capability over the previous UHF
Follow-On satellite. The MUOS provides secure channels for voice
and data at high speeds with streaming capability. Five satellites
are planned, including an in-orbit spare. Three are operational and
a fourth was launched in September 2015. A fifth — the spare —