Elbit Systems UK and Lockheed Martin UK have signed a strategic teaming agreement to partner in pursuit of the UK Royal Navy’s (RN’s) forthcoming Maritime Electronic Warfare Programme (MEWP).
To be delivered in increments, MEWP will provide significantly upgraded electronic warfare (EW) capability to the RN. It is expected to extend to the wider fleet, including submarines, in due course.
Elbit Systems has more than three decades of experience in the design and development of high-performance naval EW systems. Lockheed Martin has a track record of developing and integrating complex maritime systems into the US Navy, the RN and a wide variety of international naval vessels.
Martin Fausset of Elbit Systems UK Ltd said: ‘‘We are delighted to be working with Lockheed Martin to offer an innovative and comprehensive proposal to meet the Royal Navy’s future requirements.
Using our complementary skills and experience we believe we are a strong team able to propose a highly attractive solution to meet the programme’s needs.’’“
Paul Livingston, vice president of Lockheed Martin UK Integrated Systems, said: ‘‘By working together, both companies can use their extensive experience in maritime technology and systems integration to provide a highly capable, proven and value for money solution to address the immediate and evolving need for an upgraded maritime electronic warfare capability for the RN.’’
Elbit is an international high-tech company engaged in a wide range of defence, homeland security and commercial programmes.
Lockheed Martin UK is the UK-based arm of Lockheed Martin Corporation, a major global security and aerospace company.