WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy has given Progeny Systems Corporation a $54.7 million contract to design and deliver payload control system for its submarines.
The payload control system is part of the AN/BYG-1 Submarine Combat Control system being integrated on all of the Navy's new construction and in-service submarines. The contract for the payload control system also includes $500,000 in funding for the Royal Australian Army.
The AN/BYG-1 modernization program supplies software and hardware upgrades with the aim of improving tactical and weapons control capabilities. Submarines equipped with the AN/BYG-1 combat control system are able to analyze submarine sensor contact information in open ocean and littoral environments.
Work on the contract will be performed in Manassas, Va., and Middletown, R.I., and is expected to be complete by February 2021.