TEWKSBURY, Mass., 28 Aug. 2008.Raytheon Company has completed its acceptance trials with satisfactory system performance onboard the USS Green Bay (LPD 20). Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) is the total ship electronics systems integrator for the LPD 17 class of amphibious transport dock ships.
The trials, which were held at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding facilities in New Orleans and the Gulf of Mexico, demonstrated the performance and capabilities of Raytheon systems integrated onboard, including ship control and navigation, engineering control, voice and video communications, magnetic signature control systems, and the Shipboard Wide Area Network.
The acceptance trials, conducted by the U.S. Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey, represent the final construction milestone prior to ship delivery. The assessment consists of in-port and at-sea system testing and is conducted to demonstrate vessel performance and seaworthiness to the Navy.
In addition to its role as the total ship electronics systems integrator for LPD 17, IDS is the prime contractor for life-cycle engineering and support of Raytheon-designed and developed equipment aboard the ship.
Raytheon's work on the LPD 17 program is performed at the Expeditionary Warfare Center, San Diego, Calif.; Seapower Capability Center, Portsmouth, R.I.; and by Raytheon Technical Services Company in New Orleans and San Diego.