​CANES contributes to fleet integration. Official U.S. Navy photos.

CANES, the Navy's next generation tactical afloat network, represents a new business model for delivering capability to the fleet. CANES (Consolidated Afloat Network and Enterprise Services) consolidates five legacy networks and combines them into one, which enhances operational effectiveness and provides better quality of life for deployed Sailors.

Additional advantages include:

  • A Common Computing Environment with continual hardware and software upgrades
  • Total Ownership Cost reduction, partially achieved through full and open competition throughout the program's lifecycle.
  • An adaptable IT platform that can meet rapidly changing warfighting requirements
  • Network standardization and variant reduction (ship-to-ship, scalable for ship class)
  • The Navy owns the data rights to the network, supported by low-risk, proven technology  

The Navy's first installation of CANES is taking place aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69). The network will be deployed to more than 190 ships, submarines and Maritime Operations Centers by 2020. 

Below you will find CANES imagery, videos and a timeline of key events to date.
USS Milius

 USS Milius CANES Blueprint Review
Navy Tactical Afloat Network Approved for Limited Deployment
Navy News Service
Dec. 18, 2013
By SPAWAR Public Affairs
 USS Milius Installation Space Prep I
SPAWAR Selects Winning Bidder for CANES Design
Feb. 1, 2012
By SPAWAR Public Affairs

 USS Milius Installation Space Prep II

 SPAWAR Lab Testing I

 SPAWAR Lab Testing II
CANES Program Successfully Completes Key Engineering Milestone
[Preliminary Design Review]
Navy News Service
Aug. 12, 2010
By SPAWAR Public Affairs

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