DCGS-N Increment 2 reached milestone B after successful prototype demonstrations during exercise Trident Warrior in July 2016 on board aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70); it showed program readiness to proceed to the development and deployment phase.
DCGS-N Increment 2 was one of many systems, along with the Naval Integrated Tactical-Cloud Reference for Operational Superiority (NITROS) system that was also tested during Trident Warrior on board Carl Vinson.
Milestone B marks DCGS-N Increment 2's program initiation authorizing the development of the system.
Fleet delivery of this DCGS-N system advances the Navy's access to critical joint and national intelligence systems to support multiple mission areas," said Tom Hennies, director of C4ISR Solutions for BAE Systems.
Navy's component of the DoD's DCGS family of systems, DCGS-N allows the Navy to exchange information and data across multiple security domains, warfare areas, environments and theaters.
As a DCGS-N Block 1 contractor, BAE Systems participated in the system's development and operational evaluation aboard the USS Harry S.
BAE Systems' extensive experience in providing ISR&T systems for the DoD, as well as enterprise systems development, integration and system installation experience provides the technologies and background to help the Navy fully realize the capabilities needed for DCGS-N to support the fleet.
The introduction of DCGS-N to the fleet satisfies both criteria and will significantly improve the Navy's ability to share the actionable intelligence needed to identify and destroy targets.
Sailors like the improved capability of launching the Generic Area Limitation Environment signals intelligence application; the Integrated Imagery and Intelligence analyst application; the Common Geospatial-Intelligence System; and SHARP Display System (for rapid screening of digital tactical image data from a live datalink) from all DCGS-N workstations.
Sailors are also pleased that DCGS-N operational reliability and stable software allow the system to operate for long periods of time without the need to reboot.
We look forward to continuing our history of performance on the current DCGS-N contract in pursuing DCGS-N PMP.
Our open and scalable architecture approach will enable the integration of information into the DCGS-N environment across multiple-level security domains, providing Navy commanders with the information they need to achieve mission success.