SAN DIEGO, June 3 (UPI) -- Northrop Grumman is throwing its hat in the ring for a U.S. Navy program to enhance computer networks aboard ships.
In announcing its intention to bid on the Consolidated Afloat Network and Enterprise Services full deployment contract, Northrop said it stands "ready to produce and help accelerate the delivery of CANES to the fleet."
"The CANES program is critical to modernizing the Navy afloat network for enhanced security, affordability and delivering relevant capabilities to the warfighter," said Mike Twyman, vice president and general manager of the Defense Systems division of Northrop Grumman Information Systems. "With our experience on the development and limited deployment phase, we and our team members are confident we will offer a solution to best achieve the Navy's mission and objectives."
The project to enhance and consolidate networks through CANES will eliminate many legacy standalone shipboard networks and provide a common computing environment for dozens of C4I applications
Northrop said that if it wins the contract it will use its Modular Open Systems Approach-Competitive strategic business and engineering process to drive down life-cycle costs by ensuring vendor-neutral solutions that improve interoperability and lower cost.