Northrop Grumman to develop control systems for US Coast Guard OPC
Award from prime shipbuilder Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) helps meet important milestones to deliver first four shipsets to the fleet
Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a newly expanded role as systems integrator for C5ISR and control systems on the U.S. Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC), by Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG), the prime contractor for the OPC program.
In a newly expanded role as C5ISR systems integrator, Northrop Grumman is responsible for integrating all cyber hardened C5ISR systems, including command and control, communications, navigation and the shipboard computer networking systems.
Todd Leavitt, vice president, maritime systems and integration, Northrop Grumman, said:
"With C5ISR and control system test and integration underway, the ESG-Northrop Grumman team hasn’t missed a beat. The effort and resiliency shown by our teammates at Eastern Shipbuilding Group has been outstanding.”
Northrop Grumman’s responsibilities for the OPC platform include the integrated bridge, navigation, command and control, computing network, data distribution, machinery control, and propulsion control systems, cyber/information assurance, testing and integration work.