General Dynamics Installs Naval Strike Missile Aboard LCS 10

Jeff Brody

General Dynamics' mission systems business has installed a naval strike missile on an Independence-class littoral combat ship to augment the vessel's defensive capabilities and mission readiness.

The company said Thursday it designed the operational station, determined equipment placement and adapted the navigation system to facilitate the integration of the over-the-horizon Mk 87 Mod 0 NSM capability aboard the USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) ship.

“The open-architecture design of the ship’s computing environment and electronic systems made the design and integration of the new NSM system feasible in an accelerated timeline,” said Carlo Zaffanella, vice president and general manager of maritime and strategic systems at General Dynamics Mission Systems.

The Kongsberg-built NSM is a long-range precision strike weapon that works to detect and target enemy vessels within 100 nautical miles. General Dynamics is set to install aboard other Independence-class LCS vessels the NSM technology, which is managed by Raytheon in the U.S.

Austal USA is part of a General Dynamics-led team, which designed structures and performed the NSM installation in San Diego.

You may also be interested in...

Kumu Networks

DOD Taps Kumu Networks for 5G Full-Duplex IAB Prototyping Effort

California-based wireless technology provider Kumu Networks has received a $5 million contract from the Department of Defense to develop a self-interference cancellation tool in support of a 5G testing and experimentation program.

Teresa Carlson VP AWS

Teresa Carlson: AWS Cloud Platform Supports NASA’s Mars Data Collection

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is using Amazon Web Services' cloud computing technology to process and host data from the Perseverance rover, which touched down Thursday on Mars to survey the red planet.

Raytheon Technologies

Raytheon Engages With Academia for Military AI Development

Raytheon Technologies' intelligence and space business will award a combined amount of $400,000 to academic partners for artificial intelligence development initiatives that will focus on augmenting military defense systems and continue through 2022. Southern Methodist University and Virginia Tech will receive $175,000 and $225,000, respectively, to develop AI and machine learning technologies applicable to military operations, Raytheon said Tuesday.