Lockheed Martin picks Barco for submarine displays

Designers at Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems and Sensors in Eagan, Minn., needed displays for the AN/UYQ-70 program.

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Designers at Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems and Sensors in Eagan, Minn., needed displays for the AN/UYQ-70 program. They found a solution in flat-panel displays from Barco in Kortrijk, Belgium.

Barco will deliver commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) rugged flat-panel displays, graphics generators, and video frame grabbers for various U.S. Navy applications. This order is worth $7 million.

Nearly 4,000 Q-70 consoles are in use aboard the Navy’s Virginia, Seawolf, Los Angeles, and Ohio-class submarines, Aegis-equipped cruisers and destroyers, aircraft carriers, E-2C aircraft, and amphibious ships.

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Barco will provide Lockheed Martin with 20.1-inch RFD 251S rugged flat displays and RGB video frame grabbers for AN/UYQ-70 systems. Specific system installations include the COTS Refresh Program for Aegis-equipped Cruiser Conversion, the Ship Self- Defense System (SSDS) for aircraft carriers, and the airborne P-3 Anti-Surface Warfare Improvement Program (AIP).

Together with the displays, Lockheed Martin also ordered Barco’s AVS 5100 graphics generators and RGB video frame grabbers. The AVS 5100 boards are designed to support high-resolution, drawing-intensive software. They provide the flexibility to generate graphics data in separate overlay planes, with simultaneous display of external video sources.

Furthermore, the boards feature separate buses for video and/or radar data insertion. The additional RGB video frame grabbers will capture and store high-resolution images during mission performance, to be transferred and stored for later analysis on Navy P-3 aircraft. For more information see www.barco.com.

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