Navy shipboard electronics experts choose Lyme Computer for rugged networking hardware on surface warships

July 9, 2020
The industrial-grade networking equipment for Navy surface warships will carry the brand name of Siemens RuggedCom in Concord, Ontario.

PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Navy shipboard electronics experts needed commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) industrial-grade networking hardware for several different Navy ship classes. They found their solution from Lyme Computer Systems (LCS) Inc. in Lebanon, N.H.

Officials of the Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia Division in Philadelphia announced a potential $31.8 million five-year contract to LCS on Tuesday for COTS ruggedized networking equipment aboard several kinds of Navy surface warships.

Ship classes that will receive LCS computer networking gear include Arleigh Burke-class destroyers (DDG 51); Ticonderoga-class cruisers (CG-47); Whidbey Island-class dock landing ships (LSD 41); Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ships (LSD 49); Avenger-class mine-countermeasures ships (MCM 1); Wasp-class amphibious assault ships (LHD 1); Makin Island-class amphibious assault ships (LHD 8); San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ships (LPD 17); Nimitz-class aircraft carriers (CVN 68; and Ford-class aircraft carriers (CVN 78).

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Networking hardware from LCS will be installed aboard these surface ships as part of their hull, mechanical, electrical and navigation network infrastructures. This rugged networking equipment will carry the brand name of Siemens RuggedCom in Concord, Ontario.

Lyme Computer Systems supplies the U.S. government, prime contractors, and other businesses worldwide with information technology (IT) such as secure networking and unified communications. The company provides new equipment, as well as maintaining and upgrading existing computer technology.

The company has expertise in LAN and wireless technologies; mobility solutions; data storage and backup; computer servers and blades; thin clients; WAN solutions; IP communications; unified communications; and virtualization.

On this contract LCS will do the work in Lebanon, N.H., and should be finished by July 2025. For more information contact Lyme Computer Systems online at, or the Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia Division at

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