General Dynamics Integrates Open Architecture Infrastructure into Littoral Navy Ship; Mike Tweed-Kent Comments

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General Dynamics has integrated its open architecture computing infrastructure with the U.S. Navy‘s Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship Coronado with the intent of improving the adaptability, speed and flexibility of the ship.

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems acted as the systems integrator when the LCS 4 was delivered to the Austal shipyards in Mobile, Ala., the company announced Oct. 28.

The General Dynamics OPEN CI provides the Navy with a customized and secured technology system that allows quick integration of new technologies.

“Based on first-of-class lessons learned from the first ship of the Independence variant, USS Independence (LCS 2), we are delivering refined capabilities directly to the Navy and its sailors to support their dynamic mission requirements,” said Mike Tweed-Kent, General Dynamics AIS vice president and general manager of mission integration systems.

During the acceptance trials, the LCS 4’s OPEN CI confirmed the network reliability and engineering control system.

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