Rockwell International Gets $4-Million Contract For Navy ASW Program

Key units of a new antisubmarine warfare tactical data system for the U.S. Navy's Knox Class frigates will be developed by Rockwell International Corporation under an approximately $4- million subcontract from Computer Sciences Corporation's Defense Systems Division.

Under the agreement, Rockwell International's A u t o n e t i cs Marine Systems Division will de- sign and develop two engineering development models (EDM) of a communication, conversion, and storage unit; seven EDM target entry units, and one breadboard model of each unit. The division's responsibility also will involve systems engineering and integrated logistics support.

The storage unit is an input/ output box with a disk memory f o r program and data storage, and the target entry unit is used f o r the manual input of sonar contact information to the tactical data system.

The antisubmarine warfare tactical data system is a new concept of information processing support that integrates tracking data from sonar, surface and airborne sources to enhance command decision-making capability.

Under contract to the Navy Sea S y s t e m s C o m m a n d , Computer Sciences Corporation will develop test models and a production prototype of the system for scheduled shipboard installations and trials in 1982.

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