- US Navy $184Mln Contract Begins Production of Electronic Warfare System - Lockheed Martin
US Navy $184Mln Contract Begins Production Of Electronic Warfare System - Lockheed Martin
A Navy contract valued at $184 million authorizes full rate production of Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) Block 2 systems for aircraft carriers and other warships, defense contractor Lockheed Martin announced in a press release on Monday
"Under this full-rate production contract, Lockheed Martin will continue providing and upgrading the AN/SLQ-32 systems on US aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroyers and other warships with key capabilities that determine if the electronic sensors of potential foes are tracking the ship," Lockheed said.
The latest agreement expands an initial $148.9 million contract for full rate production of SEWIP Block 2 systems awarded in 2016 with four additional option years to upgrade the fleet's electronic warfare capabilities to counter evolving threats, the release added.
Lockheed Martin has provided the US Navy with SEWIP Block 2 development, production and engineering services since 2009 and has been delivering and supporting the installation of SEWIP Block 2 systems as the Navy upgrades electronic warfare defenses against anti-ship missile threats fleet wide.
SEWIP Block 2 includes incremental upgrades to the antenna, receiver, and combat system interface for the electronic warfare systems, according to a Lockheed-Martin website.