Lockheed and Northrop to Build Shipboard Network for Navy
Development contracts were awarded to Lockheed for $14 million and to Northrop for $17.4 million.
The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center awarded development contracts for an affordable shipboard network technology infrastructure to excel in 21st century warfare. As reported on Next Gov, the Navy currently deploys shipboard applications with their own dedicated computers, requiring excessive and redundant hardware to be installed within the limited confines of a ship.
"The statement of work section of the CANES contract calls for developing a common computing environment to host multiple applications. Such a network eventually could save the service billions of dollars by eliminating multiple computer systems and connecting networks, Skoch said.
"During a press briefing in January, Lockheed officials said CANES will eliminate redundant shipboard servers and networks and provide a common system that handles voice, video and data on one network.