Submarine Command System Next Generation

Astute Combat Management System
The next generation of our submarine command system, SMCS NG, takes information from the submarine’s sonars, navigational system and other sensors to deliver a real-time picture of the external world to the submarine command team.

SMCS NG also provides the interface for the launch and control of modern submarine underwater weapons, including BAE Systems’ Spearfish heavy weight torpedo.

Drawing on combat management systems developments for the UK Royal Navy’s Type 45 Destroyer and Astute Submarine, SMCS NG transfers proven applications into a Windows environment running on commercial off the shelf computers. A regular technology refresh programme ensures SMCS NG remains current. With 30 years' operational experience, we continue to deliver the Royal Navy’s digital command systems, while realising significantly reduced through-life costs.