Navy C2 processor set for upgrade

April 8, 2013 at 9:08 AM
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SAN DIEGO, April 8 (UPI) -- The next-generation command and control processor aboard U.S. Navy ships is to be upgraded by Northrop Grumman under a contract worth as much as $95 million.

The NGC2P system is a tactical data link communication processor providing real-time information about friendly and enemy activity during combat operations.

Under the contract from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, Northrop Grumman will provide designs in regard to obsolescence issues in the current system and then supply software and hardware system development, engineering services, as well as technology change kits.

New technology insertions will include the Link 22 secure digital radio link.

"Having supported SPAWAR PMW-150 since the early 1990s, Northrop Grumman is proud of our record as a reliable partner able to respond rapidly to customer requirements," said Mike Twyman, vice president and general manager of the Defense Systems division for Northrop Grumman Information Systems. "Our collaboration with the Navy accomplished this critical capability for warfighters, and we will continue to provide innovative and affordable solutions to enhance the system."

The contract is for five years with a two-year option.

Northrop's team for the project includes FUSE Integration Inc. and Technology Unlimited Group.

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