A General Dynamics business unit has been awarded a $29.7 million modification contract to help the U.S. Navy improve its submarine command and control systems, Military and Aerospace Electronics reported Thursday.
John Keller writes the Naval Sea Systems Command wants to implement a program to upgrade the features of the AN/BYG-1 system in line with certification standards and specifications of different types of vessels.
The system is meant to analyze and track submarine and surface ship contacts and help aim and fire torpedoes and missiles.
The article says Fairfax, Va.-based General Dynamics Information Systems will aim to accomplish the tasks by mid-2014.
Keller reports the goal of the project is to provide operators independent navigation and weapons control devices built with software appropriate for their functions.
Work that includes the enhancement of commercial off-the-shelf computers for the AN/BYG-1 tactical control system are expected to help improve the mission capabilities of submarines, according to the report.
Some of the latest developments in the program includes the integration of unmanned air vehicle C2 and the upgrade of high-definition displays.