6th USCG National Security Cutter to Feature Northrop Grumman’s SICS

6th USCG National Security Cutter to Feature Northrop Grumman's SICS

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a contract by prime contractor Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) to supply the ship integrated control system (SICS) on the sixth National Security Cutter for the U. S. Coast Guard.

The company received a contract worth $6.9 million to supply the SICS, which consists of an integrated bridge system as well as the steering control, steering gear, machinery control and monitoring system. The contract also covers engineering services required to complete the installation, as well as integration, testing and commissioning of the systems at HII’s shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss. The Coast Guard plans to build a total of eight National Security Cutters, and Northrop Grumman previously supplied SICS for the first five.

“The SICS provides the National Security Cutter with a sound, time-tested architecture and reliable shipboard infrastructure for the integrated bridge, machinery controls and steering systems, three major components where correct integration is particularly essential to mission effectiveness and long-term efficiency,” said Bill Hannon, vice president of Northrop Grumman’s Maritime Systems business unit. “Our improvements in performance and cost control measures demonstrate our ongoing commitment to providing superior customer service to the Coast Guard.”

The work will be performed at Northrop Grumman’s facilities in Charlottesville and in Ocean Springs, Miss., as well as onsite at HII, where field testing will also be done. Work will begin in late 2014.

Press Release, September 26, 2013; Image: USCG


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