Navy signs submarine systems deal with Raytheon

The Navy has awarded Raytheon Co. a $31.7 million contract to build integrated combat control systems for the next five Virginia-class submarines.

Under the contract, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems of Tewksbury, Mass., will procure, produce, test and integrate all combat control hardware and software necessary for the advanced communication, navigation and weapon-launch capabilities critical to submarine combat operations.

The work entails tactical software and logistics support, as well as combat control systems modernization services and technology refresh for the first two Virginia-class submarines, the USS Virginia and the USS Texas.

The combat control subsystem for the Virginia-class submarines consists of centralized data management systems for weapon control and interface, and weapon-launch capabilities. Raytheon will perform the work at its Maritime Mission Center in Portsmouth, R.I.

Roseanne Gerin is a staff writer for Government Computer News' sister publication, Washington Technology.

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