Raytheon updates on US Navy Zumwalt destroyers

Raytheon Company, the mission-systems equipment integrator for the DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class destroyer program, has updated the status of their works as the ships progress toward delivery.

USS Zumwalt, or DDG 1000, the nation’s first Zumwalt destroyer set sail for the first time on December 7, 2015 for initial sea trials. You can watch the video of the ship’s first sail here.

According to Raytheon, the systems that the company developed performed well during DDG 1000’s Alpha Trials, which is a week-long, at-sea exercise that demonstrated key ship capabilities, including the Total Ship Computing Environment and engineering control systems.

TSCE provides all shipboard computing applications, including the combat management system; command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence elements; ship and machinery control systems; damage control; embedded training; and support system.

Raytheon provides electronic and combat systems for the three-ship class with recent program milestones advancing critical mission systems of the Zumwalt class.

Raytheon’s onsite Ship Integration and Test team continues to work in close collaboration with the Navy and the shipyard, supporting ongoing installation, integration and testing in line with construction progress. DDG 1001’s program accomplishments include activation of TSCE-driven engineering controls and data center which support the Hull, Mechanical & Electrical phase of the program.

The integrated system was tested during sea trials, demonstrating more than 200 continuous hours of operation. Navigation and bridge activation is also complete.

More than 330 hours of training have been completed with the sailors of the DDG 1000 Pre-Commissioning crew, covering ship control system, TSCE operation, the integrated ship plan, combat systems overview and the fundamentals of the ship mission center.

DDG 1001 has had initial equipment installed while equipment deliveries continue in synch with ship installation and integration schedule.

When it comes to DDG 1002, Raytheon was awarded a $255 million contract modification for remaining mission systems equipment for the third ship of the class on December 31, 2015.

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