02 Oktober 2014
AN/BYG-1 combat control systems (image : DefenseIndustryDaily)
FAIRFAX, Va. – General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was awarded two contract modifications totaling $50 million to continue supporting the AN/BYG-1 combat control system aboard U.S. Navy and Royal Australian Navy submarines, as part of the AN/BYG-1 modernization program for the tactical control systems (TCS) and weapons control systems (WCS). General Dynamics is delivering enhanced capabilities across multiple submarine platforms, providing fleet operators and commanders with a common operational picture that strengthens real-time intelligence and improves situational awareness.
“We are dedicated to helping the U.S. and Royal Australian Navies advance their mission with cost-effective, innovative, agile and reliable solutions,” said Mike Eagan, vice president and general manager of the Integrated Platform Solutions line of business at General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems. “By introducing our open architecture framework into these legacy systems, we can quickly insert relevant technologies onto the submarine’s open platforms to meet the fast-changing mission needs of today’s fleet.”
The open architecture framework facilitates the rapid integration of advanced capabilities developed by commercial, defense and academic entities on an annual or bi-annual basis. The common processing baseline across all submarines also helps ensure the independent, yet parallel, development and certification of the TCS and WCS.
Since 2003, General Dynamics has worked closely with the U.S. and Australian Navies on the AN/BYG-1 modernization program and continues to leverage commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software and hardware upgrades to integrate improved tactical and weapons control capabilities across multiple submarine classes.
General Dynamics has also established and installed the AN/BYG-1 common processing baseline across domestic and international submarine classes, including the U.S. Navy's Los Angeles, Seawolf, Virginia and SSGN-class submarines and the Royal Australian Navy's Collins-class submarines.