Northrop has completed assembly of engineering control system (ECS) distributed control units (DCUs) and remote terminal units (RTUs) for the DDG 1000 Zumwalt Class destroyer programme ahead of schedule.

As per the contract awarded in July 2008, Northrop has produced and assembled two shipsets of 16 DCUs and 180 RTUs, each 23 weeks ahead of schedule, and delivered them to prime contractor Raytheon.

Northrop Maritime Systems vice-president William B Hannon said the ECS units would monitor and control the most comprehensive automation system in the naval fleet.

The ECS will collect all hull, mechanical and electrical (HME) signals from a range of systems such as those for fire detection and the integrated power plant.

How well do you really know your competitors?

Access the most comprehensive Company Profiles on the market, powered by GlobalData. Save hours of research. Gain competitive edge.

Company Profile – free sample

Thank you!

Your download email will arrive shortly

Not ready to buy yet? Download a free sample

We are confident about the unique quality of our Company Profiles. However, we want you to make the most beneficial decision for your business, so we offer a free sample that you can download by submitting the below form

By GlobalData
Visit our Privacy Policy for more information about our services, how we may use, process and share your personal data, including information of your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.

The signals will then be distributed by the RTU to the DCU for analysis and control.

The shipsets will be installed in the first two destroyers, the USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) and the USS Monsoor (DDG 1001).