U.S. Navy selects BAE Systems-led team to provide intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and targeting system

SAN DIEGO, 4 May 2010. A BAE Systems-led team will partner with the military to develop the U.S. Navy’s primary intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and targeting (ISR&T) system. Under a $72 million contract from PEO C4I PMW 120, the team will enhance the current version of the Distributed Common Ground System-Navy, and continue to transition DCGS-N to an application-based system through the DCGS-N Prime Mission Product.

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SAN DIEGO, 4 May 2010. A BAE Systems-led team will partner with the military to develop the U.S. Navy’s primary intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and targeting (ISR&T) system. Under a $72 million contract from PEO C4I PMW 120, the team will enhance the current version of the Distributed Common Ground System-Navy, and continue to transition DCGS-N to an application-based system through the DCGS-N Prime Mission Product.

Making ISR&T data visible, accessible, and understandable across services, DCGS-N is part of the Department of Defense’s DCGS family of systems and integrates ISR&T support capabilities into a Web-enabled, net-centric, and interoperable enterprise. DCGS-N uses commercial and government off-the-shelf hardware, software, tools, and standards to build a scalable, modular, and extensible multisource intelligence system that is interoperable with other DCGS systems, describes a company official.

“DCGS-N is a successful program that has achieved its Full Deployment Decision. We look forward to working with BAE Systems on near-term capability upgrades as we align towards the CANES architecture,” says Capt. Robert E. Parker, program manager for PMW 120.

In addition to BAE Systems, the team includes General Dynamics, Sun Microsystems, MTCSC, Space Dynamics Laboratory, InVisM, Argon ST, and Athena Consulting. As a DCGS-N Block 1 contractor, BAE Systems participated in the system’s development and operational evaluation aboard the USS Harry S. Truman.

“An integrated system will enable the Navy to maintain information dominance in any battle space by accelerating its ability to exchange information and data across multiple security domains, warfare areas, environments, and theaters,” says John Jarman, vice president and general manager of defense systems and solutions for BAE Systems. “With this award, we will continue working with PEO C4I and the fleet to improve information sharing within the Navy, other services, and the intelligence communities.”

BAE Systems will perform the development work at its new command, control, communications, computing, and intelligence development centers in San Diego and Charleston, S.C.

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