The US Navy has successfully tested Raytheon’s next-generation navigation system (NAVDDX) for the DDG 1000 Class destroyer.

NAVDDX is a modern open architecture solution that enables easy distribution of navigation and high-precision time data to ship mission systems.

US Space and Naval Warfare System Command deputy Pete Shaw said NAVDDX was the advanced, mission-critical combat-support positioning, navigation and timing system available to the navy.

The DDG 1000 Zumwalt Class multirole destroyers are designed for surface warfare, anti-aircraft and naval fire support, and are the latest evolution in warfighting technology for surface combatant ships.

They are also intended for use as multimission ships with focus on land attack whilst providing incomparable capability to the US Navy to counter emerging threats.

Work on the system will be carried out at Raytheon IDS’s Expeditionary Warfare Center and at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific in California, US.