London, UK, September 13, 2017 - Elbit Systems UK and Lockheed Martin UK have signed a strategic teaming agreement to partner on the Maritime Electronic Warfare Programme (MEWP) for the Royal Navy.
The MEWP is a significant procurement to upgrade the Royal Navy’s Electronic Warfare capabilities. Delivered in increments, the upgraded system will be fielded on the Royal Navy’s frigates, destroyers and amphibious assault ships, with the programme expanding to the wider fleet including submarines in due course.
Elbit Systems has over three decades of experience in the design of development of high performance naval systems. Lockheed Martin has a proven track record of developing and integrating complex maritime systems into the United States Navy, the Royal Navy and a wide variety of international naval vessels.
The partnership between the two companies, which was announced at DSEI in London, will bring together valuable experience and unique capabilities to develop an outstanding solution for this crucial UK programme.
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 needs “
“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 UK’s Royal Navy,” Said Paul Livingston, vice president of Lockheed Martin UK Integrated Systems.
Image: Top row L-R: Tim James – Business Development Director Lockheed Martin UK Rotary and Mission Systems, Ran Kril, EVP International Marketing & BD, Elbit Systems, Eytan Eshel, VP, Elbit Systems EW and SIGINT – Elisra, Nick Wood – Deputy Business Development Director Lockheed Martin UK Rotary and Mission Systems, Shai Issler, VP Marketing & BD, Elbit System UK, Jeanine Matthews – Vice President Business Development Lockheed Martin.
Front row L-R: Edgar Maimon, EVP & GM Elbit Systems EW and SIGINT – Elisra, Martin Fausset, CEO of Elbit Systems UK, Paul Livingston – Vice President and Group Managing Director Lockheed Martin UK Rotary and Mission Systems
About Elbit Systems
Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international high technology company engaged in a wide range of defense, homeland security and commercial programs throughout the world. The Company, which includes Elbit Systems and its subsidiaries, operates in the areas of aerospace, land and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance ("C4ISR"), unmanned aircraft systems, advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space systems, EW suites, signal intelligence systems, data links and communications systems, radios and cyber-based systems. The Company also focuses on the upgrading of existing platforms, developing new technologies for defense, homeland security and commercial applications and providing a range of support services, including training and simulation systems.
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