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Navy electronic warfare contract for deterring anti-ship missiles won by Lockheed Martin

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September 23, 2014

John McHale

Editorial Director

Military Embedded Systems

SYRACUSE, N.Y. Lockheed Martin won an additional $147 million U.S. Navy contract to modernize the fleet's electronic warfare defenses against anti-ship missiles and other threats.

Under this low-rate initial production contract, which is for Block 2 of the Navy's Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP), LockheedMartin engineers will deploy 14 systems to upgrade the AN/SLQ-32(V)2 system on all U.S. aircraft cruisers, carriers, destroyers, and other warships with capabilities that will help determine if the electronic sensors of potential foes are tracking the ship.

Block 2 is the most recent in a succession of improvement "blocks" the Navy is pursuing for its shipboard electronic warfare system, which will incrementally provide new defensive technologies and functional capabilities. In 2013, Lockheed Martin won a contract for 10 systems as part of low-rate initial production, which the company is now in the process of providing to the fleet.  In July, the Navy installed LockheedMartin's SEWIP Block 2 system on USS Bainbridge (DDG-96) for operational testing.

Work on the SEWIP program will be performed at the company's Syracuse, N.Y., facility.

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