US: The US Navy has selected Northrop Grumman Corporation as one of five contractors for the Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) full deployment production contract to upgrade cybersecurity, command and control, communications and intelligence (C4I) systems across the fleet. The indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity multiple award contract has a potential value of USD 2.5 billion over eight years.
"Northrop Grumman is deeply committed to helping the Navy transform its afloat C4I computers and networks into a single integrated, cyber-protected computing network. We look forward to continued collaboration with the Navy to deploy this crucial system to the fleet,” said Sam Abbate, Vice President And General Manager, Command And Control Division, Northrop Grumman Information Systems. The CANES program eliminates many legacy, standalone networks and provides a common computing environment for dozens of C4I applications. This strengthens the network infrastructure, improves security, reduces existing hardware footprint and decreases total ownership costs. The CANES effort enhances operational effectiveness and quality of life for deployed sailors. "CANES is a significantly faster, more secure and flexible network. Our original network design remains important to ensure CANES affordability and agility in delivering the next generation of C4I capabilities,” said Dave Wegmann, Director, Maritime Command And Control Systems, Northrop Grumman Information Systems.
Source: Northrop Grumman