Lockheed Martin Delivers First Web-enabled Q-70 Server
ST. PAUL, MN, September 25th, 2002 -- Lockheed Martin delivered its first "Web-enabled" AN/UYQ-70 (Q-70) server to the U.S. Navy under a $7.lM follow-on order awarded in August 2002. The web-enabled server supports the Navy's IT-21 (Information Technology for the 21st Century) initiative. Under its contract from the Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Command and the Naval Sea Systems Command, Lockheed Martin will also provide IT-21 infrastructure upgrades for surface ships and submarines.
The Q-70 server will host the Web-enabled Naval Tactical Command Support System, or eNTCSS application software. The software, developed by SPAWAR's Naval Tactical Command Support System (NTCSS) program office, will deliver shipboard administration, maintenance and supply services via a standard Web browser from any workstation on the ship's local area network. The NTCSS program office facilitates management of information, personnel, materiel and funds required to maintain and operate surface ships, submarines, and aircraft.
"We are excited about our partnership with the Navy in providing transformational technology," said Dean Nelson, program manager for IT-21/Q-70 Programs at Lockheed Martin Tactical Systems. "The delivery supports the U.S. Navy's initiative to web enable applications and aligns with the Chief of Naval Operations' vision to provide an infrastructure allowing universal access to shipboard systems."
The eNTCSS Q-70 advanced production server is slated for installation later this year onboard the USS LEYTE GULF, a Ticonderoga class AEGIS cruiser. Lockheed Martin will provide additional eNTCSS servers to SPAWAR under this delivery order.
SPAWAR Systems Command received Congressional approval for eNTCSS development in September 2001 to align NTCSS with task force Web initiatives. The IT-21 initiative provides network connectivity for afloat, ashore and mobile Naval forces and allows the exchange of information through a system based on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technology, built to industry standards.