C4iSR: Joint & Common Equipment

USN's next-gen electronic warfare system enters full-rate production

13 October 2016

Key Points

  • Lockheed Martin will deliver 19 systems in the first year of full-rate production
  • SEWIP provides USN ships with discreet awareness of an adversary's presence on the EM spectrum

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a USD148.9 million contract from the US Navy (USN) for full-rate production (FRP) of the Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) Block 2 systems.

The contract includes four additional option years to upgrade the USN's electronic warfare capabilities to enable the fleet to respond to evolving threats.

To date, Lockheed Martin has delivered 24 low-rate initial production (LRIP) systems with another 10 to complete the initial buy.

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