Raytheon to Produce Self Defense Computer Architecture for Navy Ships

The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon‘s (NYSE: RTN) integrated defense systems business a $7, 868, 154 firm-fixed-price contract modification.

The company will deliver two ship self defense system MK2 open architecture computing environment kits.

SSDS MK 2 provides a command and control system aimed at significantly improving the combat decision system capabilities for selected surface combatants.

Kits will be installed on USS Wasp and the future LPD-27. Each will consist of four switch server cabinets, four input/output cabinets, four general processor cabinets and one connector kit.

Work is expected to be completed by October 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

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