C4iSR: Maritime

SNA 2018: USN wants better Aegis diagnostics

08 January 2018

The US Navy (USN) wants to be able to better gauge the condition of its shipboard Aegis combat systems, said James Sheridan, Aegis director for Lockheed Martin, the main contractor for the system.

“There’s pressure on us to provide better diagnostics for the [Aegis] systems,” Sheridan told Jane’s .

The USN wants to better pinpoint any existing problems, Sheridan said, as well as be alerted to potential issues with far greater accuracy. “We continue to improve the level and fidelity of the self-diagnosis the system can do.”

One of the reasons for the need for accurate Aegis self-diagnosis is because the system is replete with backup components.

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