Lockheed Martin to provide ship C4ISR capability for Coast Guard national security cutter
MOORESTOWN, N.J., 12 June 2015. Shipboard electronics experts at Lockheed Martin Corp. will provide the ship C4ISR -- command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) -- for a long-endurance U.S. Coast Guard cutter.
Officials of the Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training segment in Moorestown, N.J., announced they have received a $72 million contract from Huntington Ingalls Industries in Pascagoula, Miss., to provide the C4ISR system for the future national security cutter USCGC Midgett. Huntington Ingalls is building the national security cutters.
The national security cutters (NSCs) are large open-ocean patrol ships with a size and capability similar to modern naval frigates. They are 418 feet long, 54 feet wide, and displace 4,600 tons. They have a range of 12,000 miles and can move as fast as 28 knots.
National security cutters have a variety of machine guns, can carry manned helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and have military-grade search and fire-control radars, as well as electronic warfare (EW) gear.
Lockheed Martin’s C4ISR system offers real-time situational awareness, communications and interoperability, which allows the crew to assist vessels in distress; track and engage targets of interest; collaborate with other Coast Guard air, sea and land assets; and act on the most up-to-date information available.
“The NSC’s C4ISR system integrates data from navigation sensors, communications links and tactical systems to provide an operational picture of its patrol area that enables the U.S. Coast Guard to successfully conduct their many missions,” says Ed Segrest, program manager of communications and security technologies at Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training.
Lockheed Martin has provided the C4ISR systems to all of the Coast Guard's national security cutters. Lockheed Martin also provides the Aegis combat system for U.S. Navy Ticonderoga-class cruisers and Arleigh Burke-class destroyers.
For more information contact Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training online at http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/mst, Huntington Ingalls at www.huntingtoningalls.com, or the U.S. Coast Guard at www.uscg.mil.