WASHINGTON – U.S. Navy surface warfare experts are buying additional shipboard consoles, displays, and peripherals from Leonardo DRS in Johnstown, Pa., to promote maximum software reuse aboard Navy surface combatants.
Officials of the Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington announced an $33.6 million order to DRS on Wednesday for the Consoles, Displays, and Peripherals (CDP) program.
The CDP is composed of air-cooled and water-cooled variants of the Navy's Common Display System (CDS); consoles, portions of the Aegis weapon system Aegis Modernization Upgrade equipment, and peripheral equipment.
The Navy is buying the shipboard electronics equipment as part of technical insertion (TI) 16 production equipment and spares to support the Navy's future surface ship combat systems. The order includes foreign military sales to Canada and South Korea.
The CDP program includes thin client displays and multi-mission displays. The CDS consoles are a set of open-architecture watch station three-eyed horizontal display consoles that provide the human machine interface between the sailor and the ship's combat systems.
The contract involves shipboard electronics equipment that meets Technology Insertion (TI) 16, and will be for vessels like future versions of the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer; the DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class surface-attack destroyer, as well as for Aegis modernization efforts aboard the Navy's Ticonderoga-class cruisers and Burke-class destroyers.
This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy, and the military forces of Spain. On this contract DRS will do the work in Johnstown, Pa., and should be finished by December 2021.
For more information contact DRS Laurel Technologies online at www.leonardodrs.com/locations/naval-electronics-laurel-technologies-johnstown-pa, or Naval Sea Systems Command at www.navsea.navy.mil.