Smiths Interconnect has received a manufacturing contract from Lockheed Martin to develop High Gain High Sensitivity (HGHS) Antenna systems to protect U.S. Navy ships from threats during mission-critical operations.
The High Gain High Sensitivity (HGHS) Antenna is enabled by Smiths Interconnect’s 30-year heritage of antenna and software capabilities to provide enhanced frontline situational awareness and ship protection from inbound threats. The contract includes manufacture and test of the high gain high sensitivity antenna systems along with embedded control and interface software. The award is a 5-year contract and will deliver up to 74 antenna subsystems.
Smiths Interconnect High Gain High Sensitivity Antennas integrated into Lockheed Martin’s SEWIP system to provide anti-ship missile defense, counter-targeting, and counter-surveillance capabilities. SEWIP (Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program) was established in 2002 to provide enhanced electronic warfare capabilities and services to the United States Navy and global alliances.
Ralph DeMarco, Vice President of Business Development and Sales at Smiths Interconnect, said that Smiths Interconnect is excited and proud to support the U.S. Navy with a subsystem with a sensor solution specifically engineered and optimized to support mission critical programs. They are very pleased to be partnering with Lockheed Martin to offer fast, reliable and efficient high precision positioner capabilities to the defence industry.
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