Northrop Grumman completes Navy CANES shipboard networking tests; downselect expected as early as next month

SAN DIEGO, 20 Nov. 2011. The Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE:NOC) Information Systems segment in San Diego -- one of two industry teams competing for the U.S. Navy Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) contract to build the next generation of shipboard, submarine, and shore-based command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4I) network systems -- has completed formal CANES contractor system integration testing to verify the company's CANES technology meets program requirements and is ready for production and limited deployment.

Nov 20th, 2011
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SAN DIEGO, 20 Nov. 2011. The Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE:NOC) Information Systems segment in San Diego -- one of two industry teams competing for the U.S. Navy Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) contract to build the next generation of shipboard, submarine, and shore-based command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4I) network systems -- has completed formal CANES contractor system integration testing to verify the company's CANES technology meets program requirements and is ready for production and limited deployment.Northrop Grumman's Navy CANES technology offers a modernized C4ISR architecture with increased security. The CANES program seek to boost the Navy's shipboard networking capability and throughput, and increase the amount of affordable commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) networking equipment in use throughout the fleet.The Northrop Grumman Information Systems segment in San Diego and the Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems & Sensors (MS2) Tactical Systems in San Diego are working on the CANES program, and Navy officials say they anticipate a downselect to one of the two contractors as early as December. Northrop Grumman completed its CANES critical design review in May.

The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) in San Diego is in charge of the CANES program. Navy officials plan to install the first CANES systems aboard surface ships sometime next year. CANES is the consolidation of existing C4I network programs, and will provide a common computing environment infrastructure for C4I applications.

For more information contact Northrop Grumman Information Systems online at www.is.northropgrumman.com, or Lockheed Martin MS2 at www.lockheedmartin.com/ms2.

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