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Lockheed Sets Target Schedule to Deliver New EW Pods to Navy

Lockheed Sets Target Schedule to Deliver New EW Pods to Navy - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Lockheed Sets Target Schedule to Deliver New EW Pods to Navy - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Lockheed Martin plans to deliver the first set of new electronic warfare pods developed for the U.S. Navy's MH-60R/S Seahawk helicopters by end of 2019 or in early 2020, Rotor and Wing International reported Thursday.

The Advanced Off-Board Electronic Warfare AN/ALQ-248 pod will provide the aircraft with new capabilities to deter adversaries and change how the Navy operates in the “electronic horizon,“ said Joseph Ottaviano, director of Lockheed Martin Electronic Warfare Systems.

The company received a $42M contract from the Navy in 2016 to manufacture the AN/ALQ-248s. 

The technology can detect and track missiles independently or with the SEWIP Block 2 AN/SLQ-32(V)6 electronic surveillance sensor aboard ships.

Lockheed completed critical design review of the pod in 2018.

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