With the successful completion of the preliminary design review (PDR), Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) moved the U.S. Navy's Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) program one step closer to delivering streamlined and updated shipboard network systems for improved interoperability and affordability across the fleet.
The two-day review, conducted at Northrop Grumman's CANES program office in San Diego, served as a forum for the Navy, Northrop Grumman and its teammates to share technical information and ensured the Navy's program requirements are clearly understood prior to entering into detailed design. The PDR and subsequent approval of the CANES design are important events leading up to the critical design review of CANES later this year and planned shipboard installation of the first system in fiscal year 2012.
Northrop Grumman's MOSA-C(TM) is a strategic business and engineering process that realizes the lifecycle benefits of open-systems architecture and commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components and software. Applying MOSA-C(TM), the company verified "plug and play" modularity through extensive testing and demonstrated the ability of multiple COTS and open source products to meet CANES current and future requirements. The MOSA-C(TM) process is designed to improve interoperability and lower the total cost of ownership.