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SEWIP issues being addressed, IG says

14 December 2017

The US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) appears to be back on track in developing the Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) after earlier mismanagement delayed the effort and increased cost, a recently released Pentagon Inspector General (IG) report said.

SEWIP is an incremental upgrade to the AN/SLQ-32 electronic warfare (EW) system that provides early detection, signal analysis, threat warning, and protection from missiles, IG noted in its report, which was initially completed in March but only released publicly on 11 December in redacted form.

The Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems Above Water Sensors (PEO IWS 2.0) is modernising the AN/SLQ-32 to deliver advanced capabilities to the fleet through four incremental upgrades, Blocks 1 through 4.

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