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.
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.
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