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Friday, February 13, 2015

Navy Awards SEWIP Block III Contract to Northrop Grumman

AN/SLQ-32Northrop Grumman has won the contract to develop the next generation system U.S. surface ships will use to jam or confuse incoming enemy missiles, according to a Navy announcement.

The cost-plus-incentive fee contract for preliminary design of the AN/SLQ-32(V)Y Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) Block 3 System includes options to, if exercised, that could bring the contract award to $267 million.

The SEWIP program is set to replace the AN/SLQ-32 Electronic Warfare “Slick 32” system that was introduced in the 1970s to the U.S. Navy.

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