Navy Acquisition: Development of the AN/BSY-1 Combat System
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV
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ANBSY-1, a computer-based combat system, is designed to detect, classify, track, and launch weapons at enemy surface, subsurface, and land targets. The Navy expects the ANBSY-1 system to locate targets sooner than previous systems, allow operators to perform multiple tasks and address multiple targets concurrently, and reduce the time between detecting a target and launching weapons. The Navy has contracted with the International Business Machines IBM Corporation for 23 ANBSY-1 systems, maintenance and operational trainers, and a software maintenance facility. Acquisition and 30-year operating costs are estimated at 12 billion. As of November 1991, IBM had delivered 17 systems, 10 of which had been installed in newly constructed submarines.
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