System Components

The typical CENTURION® system comprises the 2 launchers; 2 launcher control computers (LCC); 2 local control panels (LCP) and the associated software.

The LCC and LCP provide performance monitoring of major system components; control of launcher firing positioning; provision to the operator of system and round status; and local control of the launcher during loading and unloading and maintenance routines.

CENTURION® is software-controlled and can either operate as a stand-alone system controlled from the CENTURION® Operators Panel (COP) located in the Operations Room, or can be integrated into the ship's Combat Management System.  The data interface with the rounds within the launcher allows round identification to be undertaken and pre-flight information to be passed automatically to the selected round; in the case of anti-ship missile defence, this would be an advanced variable range countermeasure.