Weapons Systems Development

DCS has provided engineering expertise to multiple MDAPs activities by performing engineering analyses, trade-off studies, and technology assessments to identify the scope and performance requirements to be issued in the MDAP’s Statements of Work and Request for Proposals to industry. DCS personnel participated as technical evaluators on MDAP proposal teams, providing software subject matter expertise in the technical evaluation of vendor’s proposal submissions.

DCS has more than 300 personnel supporting the Navy’s Weapons and Systems Integration Support Services (WSISS) contract providing support to aircraft modifications and aircraft test instrumentation and telemetry systems design, development, installation, maintenance, service, set-up, and operation; integration and developmental test of weapons, avionics, sensors, and targeting systems, and system hardware and software; system test/simulator/trainer facility software and hardware design, development, fabrication, integration, and operation; and software engineering and development for aircraft computers, avionics, sensors and targeting systems, weapons systems, and mission and system support equipment. Our Navy customer has consistently rated our performance as exceptional.

DCS supports Army, Navy, and Air Force Major Defense Acquisition Programs (MDAPs) activities, including participating as technical evaluators on MDAP proposal teams; providing software subject matter expertise in the technical evaluation of vendor’s proposal submissions; performing engineering analyses and trade-offs throughout the acquisition life cycle; and conducting Analysis of Alternatives (AoAs), providing technical recommendations for user-defined capabilities to ensure that program cost, performance, and schedule goals were attained. DCS also works within program offices during the entire life cycle of the program, from inception to fielding. We work alongside government and prime contractor engineering teams, participating on integrated product teams, safety teams, mission planning teams, test teams, and logistics teams among others.

DCS has more than 300 software and system developers experienced in weapons systems development. For example, DCS supports the Weaponeering and Store Planning (WASP) permanent flight clearance system that provides authorized stores and configurations, limits, authorized release parameters, weights and drag, weapon optimization, and moment arms for the F/A-18 aircraft. We use our CMMI Level 3 compliant Organizational Set of Standard Processes (OSSP) to develop WASP software in an Agile environment. DCS has been a key contributor to the WASP product, having performed 100 % of WASP software development, integration, software related documentation, test and evaluation, and maintenance.

DCS supports numerous SILs and HILs in the Army, Navy, and Air Force. We currently support the Navy Advanced Weapons Lab at China Lake, CA in the development and fielding of numerous weapon systems and weapon system components, including the integration of advanced technologies into existing systems. Some of the systems we have supported include: Advanced Tactical Airborne Reconnaissance System (ATARS), Shared Reconnaissance Pod (SHARP) and Infrared Search and Track (IRST); Navigation Forward Looking Infrared (NAVFLIR) Pods (AN/AAR-5, AN/AAR-55); Advanced Targeting FLIR High Definition (ATFLIR HD) including Fiber Optic streaming video; Advanced Data Link Pods (AN/AWW-13, AN/AWW-9); Multi-Sensor Integration (MSI) for both A/G and A/A; and A/A and A/G weapons.

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