The Navy-industry team of more than 1,200 software developers from 30 organizations and led by Raytheon in development of the Total Ship Computing Environment (TSCE) for the Zumwalt-class
(DDG-1000) destroyer recently completed preliminary design review and a series of critical design reviews for key system software.
Raytheon Seapower Capability Systems, combat systems integrator for the ship, says that the new software, called Release 5, will add some five million lines of new code for surface warfare and undersea warfare, human-computer interface, information operations, and ship engineering control. The release also will provide post-launch support for the Evolved SeaSparrow and Standard air-defense missiles and the full range of capabilities for the destroyer's close-in gun and advanced gun systems.
Tom Laliberty, Raytheon's software director for the DDG-1000 program, says that the latest reviews completed the preliminary design phase of the program. A critical design review scheduled for late June is expected to certify the design as mature enough for the start of code development, testing, and integration into full-up system components.