General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems has won a $15 million contract modification to help the U.S. Navy modernize its shipboard electronic warfare systems.
The award was given under the Navy’s Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program, which is meant to build up anti-ship missile defenses, General Dynamics said Thursday.
The Navy aims to enhance early-detection, location, identification and classification tools for sailors that work to defend ships from emerging threats.
“We are leveraging our open architecture approach on the SEWIP program to help the Navy keep pace with the rapid evolution of technology to meet the fleet’s fast-changing mission requirements,” said Michael Tweed-Kent, a vice president and general manager at General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems.
The company intends to provide SEWIP with the ability to detect and identify potential threats and provide early warning to combat-systems operators.
General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems has been working with the Navy on SEWIP since 2003 and is being supported by Lockheed Martin, a major subcontractor on the project.