Zumwalt team completes TSCE software check

TEWKSBURY, Mass., March 14 (UPI) -- U.S. company Raytheon and its partners have completed design reviews on Zumwalt destroyers' computing software.

"The Zumwalt program's National Team recently achieved a significant program milestone with several key software design reviews for the Zumwalt-class destroyer's Total Ship Computing Environment -- TSCE -- validating the maturity of the ship's open- architecture software," Raytheon said in a statement Wednesday.


"The Zumwalt National Team is led by Raytheon Company and includes large industry partners such as BAE Systems and Lockheed Martin, as well as a consortium of small businesses. These industry partners work together with the U.S. Navy to ensure the highest level of program performance, technical quality and affordability," Raytheon said.

"TSCE comprises six releases of software, each adding mission capability and robustness to the ship's computing infrastructure. TSCE's modern, open architecture provides an affordable, cost-efficient platform for the reuse of more than 20 million lines of code from existing Navy programs," the company said.

"This is one of the largest, most sophisticated software efforts ever undertaken by Raytheon and the U.S. Navy -- one that will pay dividends in terms of capability and commonality for years to come," said Bob Martin, Raytheon Integrated Defense System's vice president and deputy of Seapower Capability Systems.


"The current release of the TSCE software -- Release 5 -- which adds 5 million delivered lines of code to the Zumwalt baseline, introduces surface warfare, integrated undersea warfare, information operations and general naval operations capabilities to the combat system and also provides the framework to support the ship's engineering control system. In addition, multi-mission engagement support is significantly enhanced with the addition of post-launch missile support for both Evolved SeaSparrow Missile and Standard Missile, as well as the full capabilities of the Close-in-Gun System and Advanced Gun System," Raytheon said.

"The reviews included the sixth major software review for the Zumwalt program, an applications preliminary design review for Release 5 of the TSCE software, as well as critical design review of the Release 5 Total Ship Computing Environment Infrastructure. These successful software reviews verified that Raytheon and its teammates remain on schedule and on budget," the company said.

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