Navy asks Progeny Systems to develop submarine combat system software that controls weapons
WASHINGTON, 18 Feb. 2016. U.S. Navy undersea warfare experts needed an integrated system to help submarine crew members control submarine combat weapons such as torpedoes, missiles, mines, and unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV). They found their solution from Progeny Systems Corp. in Manassas, Va.
Officials of the Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington announced a $54.7 million five-year contract to Progeny on Wednesday to design and build the Payload Control System (PCS) software portion of the AN/BYG-1 submarine combat control system for all Navy submarines.
The AN/BYG-1 is installed on the U.S. Navy Los Angeles-, Seawolf-, and Virginia-class fast-attack submarines, as well as on Ohio-class cruise missile submarines and on Australian Collins-class attack submarines.
The AN/BYG-1 submarine combat system has three separately developed and integrated software applications, of which the Payload Control System is one part. The others are the Tactical Control System (TCS), which provides contact management and decision management functions; and the Information Assurance (IA) application, which includes the networking infrastructure to maintain separate security enclaves and downgrade system disk drives.
The Payload Control System is an integrated, mission-critical subsystem that enables the operator control all current and future submarine payloads, including torpedoes, mines, tomahawk cruise missiles, modular undersea heavyweight vehicles (MUHVs), unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs), unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), and countermeasures.
The Progeny-developed PCS software will operate on processing, display, and launcher tactical hardware that the Navy procures from other companies. Progeny experts will design, develop, test, and deliver the PCS software for all Navy new construction and in-service submarines and appropriate joint program office submarine platforms, Navy officials say.
On this contract Progeny will do the work in Manassas, Va.; and Middletown, R.I., and should be finished by February 2021. For more information contact Progeny Systems online at www.progeny.net, or Naval Sea Systems Command at www.navsea.navy.mil.