Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), the prime mission-systems equipment integrator for the DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class destroyer program, continues its strong performance, supporting the government-industry team as ships progress toward delivery.
DDG 1000 set sail for the first time on December 7, 2015 for initial sea trials
Raytheon systems performed well during DDG 1000's Alpha Trials, a week-long, at-sea exercise that demonstrated key ship capabilities, including the Total Ship Computing Environment and engineering control systems. TSCE provides all shipboard computing applications, including the combat management system; command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence elements; ship and machinery control systems; damage control; embedded training; and support system.
"It was a privilege to see the first of these revolutionary ships set sail," said Raytheon's Paul Ferraro, vice president of Integrated Defense Systems' Seapower Capability Systems business. "The sea trials represent the culmination of years of design, development and production, systems and shipboard integration, testing and training. We share in the collective pride of the government- industry team, knowing what an outstanding contribution we're making to the Navy and the nation."
Raytheon provides electronic and combat systems for the three-ship class, contributing some of the most advanced systems in the Navy. These technologies will benefit these ships and the Navy for years to come.
Recent program milestones have advanced critical mission systems of the Zumwalt class. Raytheon's onsite Ship Integration and Test team continues to work in close collaboration with the Navy and the shipyard, supporting ongoing installation, integration and testing in line with construction progress. Critical program accomplishments for each ship include:
With each ship at advanced stages of development and integration, the Raytheon team remains focused on the efforts ahead to deliver the critical technologies and capabilities of the Zumwalt-class to the Navy.
Source: Raytheon Corporation (NYSE: RTN)
Date: Feb 10, 2016