Boeing Wins $4m Navy Comms Deal

Tuesday, February 12, 2008
The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] won a $4m U.S. Navy contract to provide a ship-wide communications network for two guided missile destroyers (DDG) now under construction.

The contract, awarded by the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren, Va., calls for Boeing to supply the Gigabit Ethernet Data Multiplex System (GEDMS) information transfer system for the DDG 111 and 112 destroyers. Boeing will deliver electronic components over the next 12 months to support shipbuilding schedules.

Under a contract awarded in 2007, Boeing continues to support the installation and checkout of the Fiber Optic Data Multiplex System (FODMS) for DDG 110.

"With more than 30 years of experience developing the Data Multiplex Systems family of networks, Boeing provides extensive expertise to meet the Navy's requirements for modernizing the nation's fleet of destroyers and amphibious assault ships," said Jay Nieto, Boeing GEDMS program manager. "As the Navy's design agent for information transfer hardware and software, this contract further demonstrates Boeing's ability to provide the warfighter with the very best networking technology available."

The FODMS/GEDMS network is a complete information transfer system that enhances reliability, maintainability and survivability by managing data from the ship's navigation, steering control, damage control, machinery control, combat and internal communications systems.

Currently, DMS/FODMS is installed on 45 percent of naval surface combatants. With the addition of GEDMS, shipboard networking will be available on 54 percent of naval surface combatants. DMS provides 24 megabits of bandwidth, compared to 100 megabits for FODMS and one gigabit for GEDMS.

Boeing's C3 Networks division will manage the contract and perform work in Anaheim and Huntington Beach, Calif.

Maritime Reporter September 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Captain of Ill-fated El Faro was Known as Trusted Mariner

The captain of the ill-fated cargo ship that sank in a hurricane off the Bahamas with no survivors last week was an experienced and highly trusted mariner who had spent a lifetime on the water,

Cordero Reconfirmed as FMC Commissioner

Mario Cordero was reconfirmed today as a U.S. Federal Maritime Commissioner.   Cordero joined the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) as a Commissioner on June 3,

Chiarello: TOTE Continues Support to El Faro Families

Anthony Chiarello, President & CEO of TOTE, owner of the cargo ship presumed to have sunk with 33 mariners aboard last week amid Hurricane Joaquin, issued a statement


Servowatch IPMS Completes FATs for UK Navy

The fully integrated platform management system Servowatch designed and built for three new offshore patrol vessels for the U.K. Royal Navy has completed BAE Systems’ Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT).

Steel Cut on UK Navy’s Newest Warship

Construction has begun on a new warship for the U.K. Royal Navy as the Minister of State for Defense Procurement, Philip Dunne MP cut the first steel in Glasgow today.

U.S. Will Dispatch Warships to South China Sea

The United States is expected to sail warships close to China's artificial islands in the South China Sea within the next two weeks to signal it does not recognize

Maritime Security Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1700 sec (6 req/sec)