Navy asks DRS for open-architecture shipboard displays for planned destroyer and cruiser upgrades

WASHINGTON- US Navy surface warfare experts purchase additional consoles, displays, and shipboard peripherals from Leonardo DRS in Johnstown, Pennsylvania to promote maximum reuse of software aboard Navy surface combatants.

Naval Sea Systems Command officials in Washington announced an $8.8 million order from DRS earlier this month for the Consoles, Displays, and Peripherals (CDP) program.

The CDP is made up of air-cooled and water-cooled variants of the navy’s Common Display System (CDS); consoles, parts of the Aegis modernization upgrade equipment of the Aegis weapon system and peripheral equipment.

Navy Procures Shipboard Electronic Equipment Under Technical Insertion (TI) 16, Modification Production Equipment (MOD) 1, and Spares to Support Future Surface Ship Combat Systems of the Navy.

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The CDP program includes thin client screens and multi-mission screens. CDS Consoles are a set of open-architecture lookout post horizontal three-eye display consoles that provide the human-machine interface between the sailor and the ship’s combat systems.

The contract is for on-board electronic equipment that meets Technology Insertion (TI) 16 MOD 1 specifications, and will cover ships such as future versions of the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer; the DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class surface attack destroyer, as well as for Aegis modernization efforts aboard the Navy’s Ticonderoga-class cruisers and Burke-class destroyers.

This contract combines purchases for the United States Navy and the Spanish military forces. On this contract, DRS will perform the work in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and is expected to be completed by December 2021.

For more information, contact DRS Laurel Technologies online at, or Naval Sea Systems Command at