FAIRFAX, Va. – The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of the Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship Coronado (LCS 4) on September 27 at the Austal shipyards in Mobile, Alabama. As systems integrator, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems develops, deploys and maintains the open architecture computing infrastructure (OPEN CI) that delivers the adaptability, speed and flexibility necessary to address the Navy’s evolving mission requirements. General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems is business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).
“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, vice president and general manager of Mission Integration Systems at General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems. “OPEN CI provides the Navy unprecedented flexibility to quickly and affordably address mission-critical needs.”
General Dynamics’ OPEN CI connects proven, innovative hardware and software technology seamlessly and reliably for increased mission capability. With OPEN CI, General Dynamics has been able to create a tailor-made, secure technology system for the Navy that reduces risk and facilitates the simple and quick integration of new capabilities, reducing time and unnecessary costs.
During the ship’s recent acceptance trials, the LCS 4 crew successfully demonstrated the performance of the ship’s systems and equipment using OPEN CI, including the seaframe control, navigation, command, control, communications, computers and intelligence (C4I) and aviation systems. While underway, the ship conducted data link, long haul and line-of-sight communication operations, along with surface and air self-defense detect-to-engage exercises. Additionally, LCS 4 confirmed the network reliability and engineering control system through OPEN CI. All of this was performed while simultaneously demonstrating the ship’s speed and maneuverability performing tight turns and achieving speeds in excess of 40 knots.
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