Navy Tests SEWIP Upgrade on Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyer

Lockheed Martin BlueThe U.S. Navy moved closer to updating its ship-based electronic warfare systems with the installation of a Lockheed Martin-built sensor suite on the USS BainBridge, DoD Buzz reported Thursday.

Kris Osborn writes the Block 2 SLQ-32 Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program is designed to increase the early detection and signal analysis capability of the warship fleet.

The operational testing is part of a potential $147-million contract for 24 SEWIP systems the military service ordered from Lockheed, Joe Ottaviano, the company’s SEWIP program director, was quoted as saying.

The Block 2 SLQ-32 SEWIP sensor suite is highly configurable and has been outfitted with new software and upgraded antennas and digital receivers that work to widen the threat detection range of the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, he added.

“SEWIP is the Navy’s continued push to keep electronic warfare excellence ahead of the threat. It is an incremental set of upgrades to the SLQ-32 which was designed in the late 70s and deployed in the 80s,” Ottaviano said.

 

 

You may also be interested in...

Fluor

Fluor to Compete for Tasks on GSA’s OASIS Contract; Tom D’Agostino Quoted

Fluor holds a five-year position to compete for task orders in multiple professional service areas under the General Services Administration's One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services contract vehicle.

Damon Griggs CEO Dovel Technologies

Dovel Creates Advisory Board, Names New Leadership; Damon Griggs Quoted

Dovel Technologies has created an advisory board and appointed skilled leadership to provide guidance for the company’s strategic plan to drive innovation, customer success and employee growth. "I am thrilled these well-known leaders have chosen to join Dovel's Advisory Board," said Damon Griggs, Dovel CEO.

MC-130J Airlifter

Lockheed, USAF to Enter Airlifter Munition Delivery Project’s Fourth Phase

Lockheed Martin received a $25M contract to help the U.S. Air force assess the feasibility of deploying weapons through an airlifter under the fourth phase of USAF's Palletized Munitions Experimentation Campaign.