US Navy Awards Lockheed Martin with $184 Million Contract for Electronic Warfare Systems

Lockheed Martin has received a $184 million contract from the US Navy for the production of Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement solutions.

The SEWIP (Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program) is an evolutionary acquisition and incremental development program to upgrade the existing AN/SLQ-32(V) electronic warfare system. This contract is for SEWIP Block 2, which will expand the receiver/antenna group necessary to keep capabilities current with the pace of threats and to yield improved system integration. Under this full-rate production contract, Lockheed Martin will continue providing and upgrading the AN/SLQ-32 systems on U.S. aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroyers and other warships with key capabilities that determine if the electronic sensors of potential foes are tracking the ship.

The U.S. Navy awarded the company an initial $148.9 million contract for full rate production of SEWIP Block 2 systems in 2016 with four additional option years to upgrade the fleet's electronic warfare capabilities so warfighters can respond to evolving threats.

Lockheed Martin has provided the U.S. 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. Additionally, AN/SLQ-32(V)6 Design Agent Engineering Services are being performed at the Electronic Warfare Center of Excellence in the Syracuse, New York, facility. Click here to learn more about Lockheed Martin’s EW portfolio.