SHIPBOARD COMBAT SYSTEMS
includes the search for, and detection of, potential threats such as
submarines, torpedoes, mines and unmanned undersea vehicles. It
also will integrate all Zumwalt destroyer acoustic undersea warfare
systems and subsystems, and associated software. It is the first
dual-frequency hull-mounted system in a Navy surface ship. The
system successfully completed a design review in August 2007.
CONTRACTOR: ...........Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems
SHIP SELF-DEFENSE SYSTEM (SSDS)
BRIEFING: SSDS is a combat system that integrates and coordinates all of the existing standalone sensors and weapon systems
aboard Navy aircraft carriers and amphibious warfare ships to
provide a quick-reaction combat capability against incoming
anti-ship cruise missiles by expediting the detect-through-engage sequence. Consisting of software and COTS hardware,
SSDS integrates radar systems with anti-air weapons, both hard-kill (missile systems and rapid-fire gun systems) and soft-kill
(decoys). It expedites the assignment of weapons for threat
engagement, providing a “recommend engage” display for operators or, if in automatic mode, initiating weapons firing, jamming or chaff decoy deployment, or some combination of these.
SSDS Mk1 was fielded in the mid-1990s and is installed on
all dock landing ships. Mk2 Mod 0 is installed on the carrier
USS Nimitz, Mod 1 on the carriers Ronald Reagan and Dwight D.
Eisenhower, Mod 2 on the amphibious transport dock ship San
Antonio and Mod 3 on the amphibious assault ship Makin Island.
CON TRACTOR: ...........Raytheon Co.
SHIPBOARD PROTECTION SYSTEM (SPS)
BRIEFING: SPS is being developed to protect Navy vessels from
asymmetric surface, subsurface and airborne threats by integrating
improved situational awareness, warning and engagement capabilities. SPS is designed to improve ship self-protection 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 ship classes.
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
SHIP SELF-DEFENSE SYSTEM ABOARD USS FORT McHENRY