Surface Navy 2017: Lockheed Martin wins contract for AOEW active payload development

10 January 2017

Key Points

  • Lockheed Martin was contracted for the preliminary design phase in December 2016
  • The AOEW AMP pod will be carried on MH-60R and MH-60S helicopters

The US Navy (USN) has selected Lockheed Martin's Rotary and Mission Systems business to develop a new helicopter-borne podded electronic warfare (EW) payload for co-ordinated anti-ship missile defence (ASMD).

Known as the Advanced Offboard Electronic Warfare (AOEW) Active Mission Payload (AMP), the programme is intended to deliver a new, long-endurance, offboard countermeasures capability "for use in next-generation co-ordinated EW missions against current and future anti-ship missile threats," according to Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA).

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