is expected to be launched in 2016. General Dynamics has built
MUOS ground stations in Hawaii, Virginia and Australia.
CONTRACTOR: ...........Lockheed Martin Corp. (prime); General
Dynamics C4 Systems (ground station)
SHIPBOARD COMBAT SYSTEMS
AEGIS COMBAT SYSTEM
BRIEFING: The Aegis Combat System installed on all Arleigh
Burke-class destroyers and Ticonderoga-class cruisers is the
world’s premier naval air defense system and the sea-based element of the U.S. ballistic missile defense (BMD) system. It is the
only operational radar and weapon system capable of simultaneous warfare against air, surface, subsurface and land targets.
The heart of the system is SPY- 1, an advanced, automatic
detect and track, multifunction phased-array radar. This high-powered (4-megawatt) radar can perform search, track and
missile-guidance functions simultaneously with a track capacity of more than 100 targets. A computer-based command and
decision element is the core of the Aegis Combat System, which
controls advanced anti-air and anti-submarine warfare systems,
the MK 41 Vertical Launching System and the Tomahawk
Weapon System. The Aegis systems on 32 Arleigh Burke-class
destroyers and Ticonderoga-class cruisers are being upgraded to
engage short- to intermediate-range ballistic missile threats.
The Aegis fleet modernization program encompasses a series
of modifications and upgrades using COTS networking and system infrastructures. In 2007, the Navy approved installation of
a fully open architecture Aegis system for existing cruisers and
destroyers with the goal of separating software and hardware to
create a networked computing environment. The combat system software also will be in component form to enable reuse on
in-service and new-construction ships. Installation of the fully
open architecture system, Advanced Capability Build 12, began
in 2012. The Multi-Mission Signal Processor, which will combine SPY- 1 radar and BMD signal processing in an open-architecture environment, is being fielded on Aegis systems.
The restart of the production of Arleigh Burke DDGs will see the
ships incorporate new technologies such as the SPY-1D(V) radar
with Multi-Mission Signal Processor, the Surface Electronic Warfare
Improvement Program, Ballistic Missile Defense 5.0 and the SQQ-
89(V) Anti-Submarine Warfare/Undersea Warfare Combat System.
The Aegis Combat System also forms the core of the Phased
Adaptive Approach, an initiative to install Aegis Ashore ballistic
missile defense systems in Romania and Poland.
CONTRACTORS:.........Lockheed Martin Corp., Raytheon Co.,
Boeing Co., ATK, Aerojet (Standard Missile- 3)
BRIEFING: CEC is key to obtaining a single, integrated air picture
and provides the fleet with the defensive flexibility required to
confront the evolving threat of anti-ship cruise and theater ballistic missiles. By integrating the sensor data of each ship and aircraft
into a single, real-time composite track picture, CEC improves battle force anti-air warfare and theater air defense capabilities.
CEC simultaneously distributes sensor measurement data on
airborne threats to each CEC-equipped ship in real time or by
passing the information via the combat direction system to the
theater air defense information link systems in near real time
within a battle group. CEC extends the range at which a ship
can engage hostile missiles to well beyond the radar horizon,
provides significant reductions in dual tracks and track swaps
and significantly improves area, local and self-defense capabilities. Major components are the USG- 2 fire-control system for
shipboard use and USG- 3 for the Navy’s E- 2 aircraft.
CONTRAC TOR: ...........Raytheon Co.
SQQ-89 UNDERSEA WARFARE
BRIEFING: The SQQ-89 provides all cruisers, destroyers and
frigates with a seamlessly integrated undersea warfare (USW)
detection, localization, classification and targeting capability. The
system presents an integrated picture of the tactical situation by
receiving, combining and processing active and passive sensor
data from the hull-mounted array, towed array and sonobuoys.
The SQQ-89 is integrated with the Aegis Combat System and
provides a full range of USW functions. The Aegis cruisers and
destroyers are being updated to the latest version, the SQQ-
89A(V) 15, which employs an open architecture using state-of-the-art commercial computing technology to achieve major performance gains over previous designs at reduced cost. The SQQ-
89 also is the foundation of the SQQ- 90 for the Zumwalt-class
destroyer and the anti-submarine warfare (ASW) mission package for the littoral combat ship (LCS).
CONTRACTORS:.........Lockheed Martin Corp., Advanced Acoustic
SQQ- 90 INTEGRATED ACOUSTIC
SENSOR SUITE (IASS)
BRIEFING: The IASS is the integrated underwater warfare system
being designed for the Zumwalt-class destroyer. The suite will provide operators with a complete undersea warfare picture that
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