Production starts on SEWIP Block 1B3 system for U.S. NavyNews
January 11, 2016
PITTSFIELD, Mass. General Dynamics will start production and deliver Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) Block 1B3 system upgrades to the U.S. Navy over the next five years.
Work will be performed at the company’s facility in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Since 2003, General Dynamics has been involved with the SEWIP Block 1 program and received low-rate production contracts in 2014. The upgrades the U.S. Navy receives will be integrated into new and existing ships.
Block 1B3 system is the final upgrade for Block 1, which provides high-gain/high-sensitivity electronic capability, according to officials. SEWIP is comprised of capability improvements divided into production blocks.
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