Navy asks shipboard electronics designers at Advanced Acoustic Concepts for surface warship computing

April 23, 2020
The MPCE is the computer hardware for each LCS surface warship, and runs the Tactical Mission Package Application Software (TMPAS).

WASHINGTON – U.S. Navy shipboard electronics experts needed computers or mission modules for the Navy's Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). They found their solution from Advanced Acoustic Concepts LLC in Hauppauge, N.Y.

Officials of the Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington announced a $12.3 million order to Advanced Acoustic Concepts on Wednesday to provide three mission package computing equipment (MPCE) kits for LCS mission modules.

The order includes one Mission Package Portable Control Station (MPPCS), one Common Mission Package Trainer (CMPT) for LCS mission modules, and for services to help the Navy develop a new MPCE design baseline.

The MPCE is the hardware computing suite installed in each LCS surface warship, and runs the Tactical Mission Package Application Software (TMPAS). There are three versions of MPAS that support the three different LCS mission packages for surface warfare, mine countermeasures, and anti-submarine warfare (ASW).

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Advanced Acoustic Concepts is prime contractor for the LCS Integrated Systems, which consists of the MPCE, CMPT, and MPPCS. The MPCE provides the common computing and networking architecture on LCS ships for all TMPAS deployments that use the company's Mission Package Services (MPS).

The CMPT from Advanced Acoustic Concepts supports team training, while the MPPCS enables test & evaluation or tactical operation from any naval vessel or pier-side location.

On this order Advanced Acoustic Concepts will do the work in Lemont Furnace, Pa.; Hauppauge, N.Y.; Columbia, Md.; Washington; and San Diego, and should be finished by September 2021.

For more information contact Advanced Acoustic Concepts online at, or Naval Sea Systems Command at

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