Shipboard IT architectures

While big data has been a big issue in the civil sector for some time, it has only come to the surface recently in naval defence. It is already clear, however, that new fighting ships, whether surface combatants or submarines, will soon have to make the step jump to IT architectures designed from the outset to handle more connections and radically larger data flows. The aim is to group together all relevant data and all standalone IT systems — beginning with a ship’s combat and platform management systems (CMS + PMS) and their many subsystems — in fewer ‘boxes’.