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Friday, July 24, 2015

Lockheed Martin Receives Additional Electronic Warfare Contract to Protect the Navy’s Fleet

AN/SQL-32The U.S. Navy awarded Lockheed Martin a $154 million contract to upgrade the fleet’s electronic warfare defenses against evolving threats, such as anti-ship missiles.

Under this low-rate initial production contract for Block 2 of the Navy’s Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP), Lockheed Martin will provide additional systems to upgrade the AN/SLQ-32 systems on U.S. aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroyers and other warships with key capabilities to determine if the electronic sensors of potential foes are tracking the ship.

“We’re proud to continue supporting the U.S. Navy with capabilities delivered on schedule to rapidly introduce new technology to the sailors,” said Joe Ottaviano, Electronic Warfare program director for Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training.

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