USA: Raytheon Wins Contract for Production of SSDS MK 2

Raytheon Co., Integrated Defense Systems, San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $7,868,154 firm-fixed-price modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-09-C-5100) for production of two fiscal 2011 Ship Self Defense System (SSDS) MK2 open architecture computing environment kits. 

The SSDS MK 2 provides a command and control system with the objective of significantly improving the Combat Decision System capabilities for selected surface combatants.

The kits will be installed on USS Wasp (LHD 1) and the future LPD-27, and each consist of four switch server cabinets, four input/output cabinets, four general processor cabinets, and one connector kit.

Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif. (50 percent), and Portsmouth, R.I. (50 percent), and is expected to be completed by October 2012.

Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.


Source: defense, August 10, 2011;