CALZONI Stabilized Glide Slope Indicator Selected for DDG 1000 ZUMWALT Class Destroyers of US Navy
“The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, NJ selected the innovative CALZONI LED and fiber optics technology for the Stabilized Glide Slope Indicator System (SGSI) of the DDG 1000 Program.
The contract has been awarded to a Team composed by General Scientific Corporation, CALZONI, and M&T.
The DDG 1000 Zumwalt Class destroyers will have one SGSI each. The SGSI program objective is the acquisition and initial support of a stabilized optical landing aid which the pilot uses to visually establish and maintain the proper glide slope for a safe approach and landing aboard DDG 1000 class ships. SGSI is an optical device that projects colored beams of light from a ship to approaching aircraft for the purpose of providing the ideal approach glide/slope.
The SGSI contract is a portion of the next generation suite of Visual Landing Aids which will be incorporated into the DDG 1000. The Zumwalt class of ships represents the Navy’s next generation of multi-mission surface combatants which will provide a broad range of capabilities that are vital both to supporting the global war on terror and to fighting and winning major combat operations.