Shipboard Systems Integration
In 2020, L3Harris was awarded a contract by Fincantieri Marinette Marine for the shipboard system integration and production of major sub-systems onboard the future U.S. Navy Guided Missile Frigate (FFG-62). The program is developing the U.S. Navy’s newest surface combatant with initial plans to build a class of at least 10 ships. In support of the U.S. Navy's Constellation-class frigate program, FFG-62, as the largest partner to the Fincantieri FFG-62 team, L3Harris will be responsible for mission-critical subsystems, including the electric and propulsion systems, bridge and navigation systems, Frigate Architecture Framework (FAF) and Topside Analysis, in addition to aviation integration services.
The unique and diversified capabilities that L3Harris delivers on the FFG-62 program will distribute the power and propulsion needed to meet the U.S. Navy’s mission requirements throughout the world, in challenging geographic locations. The FAF is the network backbone of the FFG-62 frigate platform, allowing various enclaves on the ship to share information across multiple levels of security classifications. Supported enclaves include C5ISR communications, navigation, aviation and various ship systems to optimize operational performance. L3Harris’ Topside Analysis is used by the shipbuilder to design and optimize integration and deck placement of sensors and mission-critical systems to ensure high-performing electromagnetic performance and warfighting capability. The company's subject matter experts also provide recommendations to the equipment layout and tactical stations within the combat system spaces.