The U.S. Navy awarded $148.9 Million contract to Lockheed Martin for full rate production of Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) Block 2 systems with four additional option years to upgrade the fleet’s electronic warfare capabilities so warfighters can respond to evolving threats.
Under this full-rate production contract, Lockheed Martin will provide additional systems to upgrade the AN/SLQ-32 systems on U.S. aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroyers and other warships with key capabilities to determine if the electronic sensors of potential foes are tracking the ship.
The system is the first sensor to be fully compliant with the Navy’s Product Line Architecture strategy, which facilitates the rapid introduction of new technology into the fleet.
Block 2 is the latest deployed improvement in an evolutionary succession of “blocks” the Navy is pursuing for its shipboard electronic warfare system, which will incrementally add new defensive technologies and functional capabilities. Block 2 provides an upgraded antenna, receiver and improved interface with existing ship combat systems.
|Company Name||Lockheed Martin|
|Contract From||U.S. Navy|
|Type||Shipboard Electronic Warfare Systems|
|Estimated Cost||$148.9 Million|
Source : lockheedmartin.com