Business

August 2, 2012

Lockheed Martin, Raytheon demonstrate SEWIP electronic attack capability for U.S. Navy At RIMPAC

The Lockheed Martin-Raytheon team demonstrated its proposed SEWIP Block 3 solution at RIMPAC.

A Lockheed Martin and Raytheon team has demonstrated its potential electronic attack solution for the U.S. Navy’s Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program during the multinational Rim of the Pacific maritime exercise near Hawaii.

The team’s potential electronic attack solution went to sea aboard Lockheed Martin’s mobile Integrated Common Electronic Warfare System test bed to demonstrate proposed improvements to the fleet’s capability to electronically attack anti-ship missiles, in advance of a Navy competition later this summer.

“Following our highly successful land-based testing earlier this year, RIMPAC presented the perfect opportunity to test our proposed SEWIP Block 3 solution in operational scenarios with the fleet,” said Joe Ottaviano, SEWIP program director at Lockheed Martin’s Mission Systems & Sensors business. “We’ve continued the same disciplined, enterprise approach to developing this upgrade that has been so successful for Block 2, backed by more than 80 years of combined, proven experience developing electronic systems to defend the fleet.”

“At-sea demonstration of our full suite of electronic attack capabilities is an important next step in the development of the Lockheed Martin-Raytheon potential SEWIP Block 3 offering,” said Michael Baladjanian, Tactical Airborne Systems director, Emerging Programs, for Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems. “The lessons we learn from the RIMPAC exercises will be used to further enhance our SEWIP Block 3 offering and help provide a lower risk solution to the Navy.”

SEWIP is an evolutionary development of block upgrades to the AN/SLQ-32 electronic warfare system installed on all U.S. aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroyers and other warships to improve anti-ship missile defense, counter targeting, and counter surveillance activities.

The Lockheed Martin-Raytheon team completed thorough land-based integration and test activities of its SEWIP Block 3 solution earlier this year in a realistic, simulated environment at Lockheed Martin’s new $3.5 million electronic warfare test facility in Syracuse, N.Y.

The Navy competitively awarded Lockheed Martin the SEWIP Block 2 contract in November 2009 to upgrade the passive detection capabilities of the fleet’s AN/SLQ-32 systems and establish a framework to easily install future upgrades. The company held a successful critical design review in February 2011 and is now integrating and testing its SEWIP Block 2 solution on two engineering development models.

Developed by Raytheon in the 1970s, the original AN/SLQ-32 systems employed passive radar technology for early warning, identification and tracking of enemy threats. Subsequent upgrades provided an additional active capability for simultaneous jamming of multiple threats.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Northrop, Navy celebrate legacy of EA-6B Prowler

Northrop Grumman photograph by Edgar Mills The U.S. Navy’s last operational EA-6B Prowler, designed and built by Northrop Grumman, lifts off from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. in a ceremonial fly-away June 27 from its long time operational base. The Navy is retiring the Prowler after nearly 45 years of service.   The U.S....
 
 

Lockheed signs agreements for two full-flight simulators

Lockheed Martin Commercial Flight Training and Airbus have signed a frame contract enabling Airbus to expedite procurement of flight simulation devices for their customers, Airbus training centers and their affiliates worldwide. The frame contract emphasizes the shared intent to partner on future training programs, and combines Airbus’ and Lockheed Martin Commercial Flight Training’s expert...
 
 

Drone Aviation receives order for U.S. Army aerostat system enhancement

Drone Aviation Holding Corp., a developer of specialized lighter-than-air aerostats and tethered drones, announced June 24 that its wholly owned subsidiary, Drone Aviation Corp., has been awarded an order from U.S. Government prime contractor BAE Systems for parts and services related to enhancing and supporting two WASP aerostat systems owned and operated by the U.S....
 

 

Boeing names Muilenburg as chief executive officer

The Boeing board of directors has elected Dennis A. Muilenburg the company’s 10th chief executive, succeeding W. James (Jim) McNerney, Jr., who held the position for the past 10 years. Muilenburg, who has served as Boeing president and chief operating officer since 2013, becomes president and CEO July 1. McNerney, who joined Boeing’s board of...
 
 
boeing-thailand

Boeing, Thai Airways International celebrate 25th direct 777 delivery

  Boeing and Thai Airways International Public Company Limited celebrated the Thailand flag carrier’s 25th direct 777 delivery, a 777-300ER (Extended Range), from the Boeing delivery center in Everett, Wash.  “...
 
 

General Dynamics receives $219 million for U.S. Army’s WIN-T increment 2 systems

General Dynamics received the first full rate production order from the U.S. Army to build additional Warfighter Information Network – Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2 systems.  The $219 million order includes the production of more than 300 vehicle-based network communication nodes along with related equipment and materials. WIN-T Increment 2 is the Army’s communications backbone providin...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>