Posted by Skyler Frink
TEWKSBURY, Mass., Dec. 19, 2011. Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a $254 million contract modification for the completion of software development for the DDG 1000-class destroyer program.
Under the contract, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) will perform development engineering activities for Total Ship Computing Environment Infrastructure integration, ship control systems, as well as associated Mission Systems Equipment software development and integration.
The contract modification includes development, test and delivery of DDG 1000 Total Ship Computing Environment (TSCE) software for Self Defense Test Ship, post-delivery availability, post-shakedown availability, SPY-3 volume search software and firmware development, as well as software maintenance in support of the Zumwalt-class destroyer program.
Raytheon's TSCE encompasses all shipboard computing applications, including the combat management system; command, control, communications, computers and intelligence elements; ship machinery control systems; damage control; embedded training; and support systems. The system leverages a modern open system architecture that provides a scalable platform for delivery of new mission capability.
Under the Navy's DDG 1000 Detail Design and Integration contract awarded in 2005, Raytheon IDS serves as the prime mission systems equipment integrator for all electronic and combat systems for the DDG 1000 program. Working with the Navy and a team of industry leaders, Raytheon is leading the effort to transform the Navy's ship requirements to reality. Work on the DDG 1000 program is performed by more than 800 Raytheon employees, as well as by approximately 1,800 subcontractors and supplier partners in 43 states across the country.