Northrop Grumman has installed a tactical afloat network on a U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer with the intent to replace legacy shipboard networks and centralize command, control, communications, computers and intelligence programs.
The company worked to integrate and evaluate the Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services network on the Arleigh Burke-class USS McCampbell while it was docked at U.S. Fleet Activities in Yokosuka, Japan for planned maintenance, Northrop said Monday.
Mike Twyman, vice president and general manager of defense systems at Northrop Grumman Information Systems, said the platform is designed to help provide sailors out at sea with video, email and voice communications.
Northrop sent the system for acceptance to the Tactical Networks Program Office’s program executive office for command, control, communications, computers and intelligence.
The has deployed 11 CANES systems to the Navy, with one used on a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and the 10 others on guided-missile vessels.