Northrop Grumman has been awarded production and long lead time materials (LLTM) contracts for the US Coast Guard (USCG) Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) C4ISR and control systems, by Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG).
The agreement will see Northrop Grumman deliver the integrated bridge, navigation, command and control, computing network, data distribution, machinery control and propulsion control systems to the OPC platform.
Joey D’Isernia, President, ESG, commented: “Northrop Grumman is a key member of our OPC team. Together, we have established an innovative approach to C4ISR and control systems integration that supports ESG’s ability to deliver high quality, highly capable vessels on time and within budget.”
It will perform C4ISR system integration at their OPC Test and Integration Facility in Charlottesville, and control systems integration at their Charlottesville Land-Based Test Facility.
The OPC will provide the majority of the USCG offshore presence for homeland security missions, replacing the 210-foot and 270-foot Medium Endurance Cutters.
Todd Leavitt, Vice President, Maritime Systems, Northrop Grumman, said: “Northrop Grumman’s C4ISR and control systems will enhance the OPC platform’s capabilities to execute the Coast Guard’s missions.
“We are proud to have supported ESG in the achievement of this major OPC milestone, and look forward to continuing success in our support of this vital USCG program.”
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