Littoral Combat Ships

DoD taps Hauppauge maritime-combat specialist

By GREGORY ZELLER // The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded a lucrative software-engineering contract to an innovative Long Island company focused on maritime combat. Hauppauge-based Advanced Acoustic Concepts, a self-described “leading provider of undersea warfare solutions,” will provide software for mission modules on the U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ships – fast, powerful boats built specifically to fight in shallow waters, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command contract…


Northrop Grumman deal locked, and potentially loaded

Northrop Grumman’s Long Island unit is breaking out the big guns, thanks to a new multi-year contract with the U.S. Navy. United States Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Bethpage-based Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. a $68.8 million contract to produce gun mission modules for the Navy’s Littoral Combat Ships – fast, powerful, forward-deployed combatants designed for “intense naval conflict,” according to the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Gun mission modules consist of two 30-millimeter…