BAE Systems Delivers Two Production Units of U.S. Navy’s Primary Shipboard Intelligence System
Today at the Navy League Sea Air Space Exposition, BAE Systems announced it has delivered two production units of the U.S. Navy’s primary shipboard intelligence system for U.S. naval forces, providing significantly greater intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and targeting capability over legacy systems.
The first BAE Systems-built production system of the Distributed Common Ground System-Navy (DCGS-N), is currently being installed onboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) in Norfolk, Va. The second system was delivered to the government for immediate shipment to the USS George Washington (CVN 73) in Yokosuka, Japan.
“BAE Systems’ delivery of the Eisenhower and George Washington DCGS-N systems greatly contributes to the timely deployment of this crucial intelligence exploitation system to the Fleet. It provides critical capabilities that give the U.S. Navy a significant edge in maritime information dominance,” said Capt. Robert Parker, program manager for the U.S. Navy’s Battlespace Awareness and Information Operations Program Office, Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence.
The systems are part of BAE Systems’ five-year, $72 million DCGS-N Prime Mission Product contract with the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command to manage DCGS-N development, production and support. More than 25 systems will be delivered under the contract.
“Fleet delivery of this DCGS-N system advances the Navy’s access to critical joint and national intelligence systems to support multiple mission areas,” said Tom Hennies, director of C4ISR Solutions for BAE Systems. “Sailors and crew members can more efficiently get the information they need to carry out their missions.”
DCGS-N integrates applications and services onto a common infrastructure to share and disseminate vital data for analysis and targeting to support ashore and afloat missions. As the U.S. Navy’s component of the DoD’s DCGS family of systems, DCGS-N allows the Navy to exchange information and data across multiple security domains, warfare areas, environments and theaters.
BAE Systems is also working to deliver upgraded system capabilities with an early adopter upgrade scheduled for installation on the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) later this spring. The BAE Systems-led team also consists of General Dynamics, Sun Microsystems, ManTech, Space Dynamics Laboratory, InVisM, Argon ST and Athena Consulting.
Source: BAE, April 14, 2011;