SEWIP Block 3 EW system on track for fleet deploymentNews
November 01, 2019
FALLS CHURCH, Va. SEWIP Block 3, being developed by Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems (PEO IWS), adds electronic attack to the SLQ-32(V) electronic warfare (EW) system, and is a capability that will meet the urgent operational needs of the fleet.
Northrop Grumman’s manufacturing team has built the SEWIP Block 3 engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) hardware and is currently conducting system integration and test.
After completing the manufacturing readiness assessment, demonstrating proven processes and equipment in place, the team launched material procurement and has started manufacturing the first two low-rate initial production systems. The company also reached the production of the 500th RF module, Transmit, and Receive components used in the SEWIP Block 3 system.
According to the company, Northrop Grumman is on track for targeted installation of the first SEWIP Block 3 system in 2021 on an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer.