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Northrop supports OPC final design review

9th August 2018 - 12:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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Northrop Grumman is providing support to Eastern Shipbuilding Group during the Final Critical Design Review for the US Coast Guard’s Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) programme, the company announced on 6 August.

As a member of the team, Northrop Grumman is C4ISR and control systems integrator for the OPC, with responsibilities including the integrated bridge, navigation, command and control, computing network, data distribution, machinery control and propulsion control system design and production.

Northrop Grumman will operate the OPC Test and Integration Facility for C4ISR, and the Land-Based Test Facility for control systems, at its facility in Charlottesville.

The OPC will be the coast guard’s newest class of cutters, with 25 ships planned for the class. It will provide assistance in missions ranging from combating transnational organised criminal networks off Central America to patrolling in the increasingly accessible Arctic.

The programme's  OPC Production Readiness Review is to follow later this year.

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