Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions (CAES) has been awarded a contract valued at $50 million from Lockheed Martin to provide Antenna Array Panel Assemblies to the U.S. Navy’s Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) Block 2 system, which will improve the AN/SLQ-32 passive electronic support capability.
“We are honored to continue working with Lockheed Martin and the United States Navy to support our warfighters,” said Mike Kahn, Chief Executive Officer, Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions. “With the ever-changing electronic warfare landscape, threat detection is becoming increasingly challenging. The SEWIP Block 2 System addresses this task head-on and provides vital assistance and capabilities to protect our fleet.”
The SEWIP program upgrades existing out-of-production AN/SLQ-32 electronic warfare (EW) systems. Block 2 is an evolutionary succession of improvement phases the U.S. Navy is pursuing for its shipboard electronic warfare system, which will incrementally add new defensive technologies and functional capabilities such as improved electronic support receivers and combat system interfaces. These capabilities will allow the Navy to know if the electronic sensors of potential adversaries are tracking the ship.
The Navy’s Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) in Washington, D.C., manages the contracting activity for the SEWIP Block 2 procurement.