Raytheon Co. announced satisfactory system performance onboard the USS Green Bay (LPD 20) as it completed its final acceptance trials. Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) is the total ship electronics system integrator for the LPD 17 class of amphibious transport dock ships. The trials, which were held at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding facilities in New Orleans and the Gulf of Mexico, demonstrated the performance and capabilities of Raytheon systems integrated onboard, including ship control and navigation, engineering control, voice and video communications, magnetic signature control systems and the Shipboard Wide Area Network.
“The completion of these acceptance trials continues our legacy of reliability and proven performance as the Mission Systems Integrator for LPD 17 and our other Navy programs,” said Robert Martin, IDS vice president and deputy of Seapower Capability Systems. “This milestone is a critical step toward delivering the advanced capabilities of the LPD 17 class to the Navy and our warfighters.”
The acceptance trials, conducted by the US Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey, represent the final construction milestone prior to ship delivery. The assessment consists of in-port and at-sea system testing and is conducted to demonstrate vessel performance and seaworthiness to the Navy.
The USS Green Bay is the fourth ship of the advanced LPG class of amphibious transport dock ships. They provide the Navy’s Expeditionary Strike Group with the technology and flexibility to launch and recover amphibious landing craft, such as the Landing Craft Air Cushion, operate an array of rotary-wing aircraft, as well as transport and launch the US Marine Corps’ Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle.