Raytheon to develop software for Zumwalt systems
Suite offers user interfaces, technical data management capabilities
- By William Welsh
- Nov 30, 2009
Raytheon Co. will provide additional software that uses open-architecture standards for the Navy's Zumwalt-class destroyer under a $241 million contract.
Under the contract, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems will provide software that helps manage engineering machinery controls and damage control systems, company officials said. Specific applications include computer-graphical user interfaces and a technical data management capability designed to control ship propulsion, integrated power, auxiliary and damage control systems.
Raytheon also will furnish land-based and shipboard testing of the systems. Work will be performed at Tewkesbury, Mass., and Portsmouth, R.I.
The company recently won a $197 million contract to furnish engineering services for the Navy’s amphibious transport ships.
Raytheon, of Waltham, Mass., ranks No. 5 on Washington Technology’s 2009 Top 100 list of the largest federal government prime contractors.
William Welsh is a freelance writer covering IT and defense technology.