C4iSR: Maritime

Navy League 2019: Northrop Grumman gears up for SEWIP Block 3 production

10 May 2019

Northrop Grumman has begun work on two low-rate initial production (LRIP) Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) Block 3 electronic-attack systems for the US Navy (USN).

Speaking to Jane’s on 8 May at the 2019 Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space exposition, which was held in National Harbor, Maryland, from 6 to 8 May, Michael Meaney, Northrop Grumman vice-president for Maritime, Electronic, and Information Warfare, said work on the ship sets is now under way and the company expects to deliver them to the USN in the 2020–21 timeframe.

The company received the green light to progress with LRIP production for two systems in December 2018, following a Milestone C decision for the SEWIP Block 3 AN/SLQ-32(V)7 programme.

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