Ship Self Defense Systems
PT Delivers IP Communication Products to Raytheon for Navy’s SSDS Program; Solution Features Remote Management
PT’s IPnexus platforms are to be utilized as part of Raytheon Company’s SSDS Mk 2 (Ship Self-Defense System) program. Raytheon's SSDS Mk 2 is the only surface combat direction system with COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) hardware and software that has been delivered for tactical certification. SSDS Mk 2 Open Architecture will advance the existing design to meet the U.S. Navy’s OACE (Open Architecture Computing Environment) Category 3 requirements. OACE is the Navy’s initiative to standardize infrastructure requirements that will permit mission-critical data to be easily transmitted between multiple systems for improved combat and operational responses.
The PT IP-based platform solution features an Intelligent Shelf Manager (a self-contained computer) that provides sophisticated remote monitoring capabilities, and an IP-based networking platform for the SSDS system. The remote management capabilities enable accurate system monitoring and remote diagnostic capabilities to pinpoint any potential system problems. The IPnexus Platform is also programmable – enabling system designers to add more features and functionality to their system’s capabilities.
Raytheon’s SSDS Mk 2 provides a rapid reaction, anti-air defense capability that identifies and classifies targets, prioritizes and conducts engagement, vectors interceptor aircraft to targets, and exchanges targeting information and engagement orders among a naval battle group and various service components in the joint theater.
"Our IP-based and remote monitoring technologies continue to fit applications where critical components are required," said Performance Technologies Vice President of Marketing and Sales Edward Bizari. "We look forward to continuing our long relationship with Raytheon in delivering robust and reliable solutions to meet these and other very important system configurations."