C4iSR: Maritime

AOEW transitions to EMD phase

21 September 2017

Key Points

  • The AOEW AMP, designated AN/ALQ-248, is a self-contained EW pod hosting both high-sensitivity receiver and electronic attack subsystems for anti-ship missile defence
  • NAVSEA has exercised a USD23.6 million option with Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems for the EMD phase

Lockheed Martin has been contracted for the engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) phase of the US Navy’s (USN’s) Advanced Offboard Electronic Warfare (AOEW) capability after successfully completing the programme’s preliminary design phase.

Under the AOEW programme, Lockheed Martin’s Rotary and Mission Systems business is developing a podded airborne electronic warfare (EW) payload, for integration into MH-60R and MH-60S shipborne helicopters, designed to provide US battle groups with enhanced electronic surveillance and countermeasure capabilities against anti-ship missile threats.

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