U.S. Navy’s new digital warfare system enters full-rate manufacturing

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The U.S. Division of Protection introduced on Tuesday an settlement price about $185 million for follow-on full-rate manufacturing of latest digital warfare methods.

Pentagon’s No.1 weapons provider Lockheed Martin Corp obtained a contract  for AN/SLQ-32(V)6, AN/SLQ-32A(V)6 and AN/SLQ-32C(V)6 methods underneath Floor Digital Warfare Enchancment Program (SEWIP).

Floor Digital Warfare Enchancment Program (SEWIP) is an evolutionary acquisition and incremental improvement program to improve the present AN/SLQ-32(V) digital warfare system.

SEWIP offers enhanced shipboard digital warfare for early detection, evaluation, menace warning and safety from anti-ship missiles. AN/SLQ-32(V)6, the newest fielded variant of the AN/SLQ-32, incorporates receiver, antenna and fight system interface upgrades developed underneath the SEWIP Block 2 ACAT II program and provides the Excessive Achieve Excessive Sensitivity adjunct sensor developed underneath the SEWIP Block 1B3 ACAT II program.

The AN/SLQ-32(V)6 offers a full suite of digital warfare capabilities that may be managed and managed manually from a console or semi-manually or mechanically by the host fight administration system.

The corporate’s web site stated the U.S. Navy floor fleet is offering an evolutionary succession of enhancements to its AN/SLQ-32 digital warfare system at the moment put in on its ships, with Lockheed Martin’s confirmed SEWIP. This sequence of upgrades will incrementally add new defensive applied sciences and purposeful capabilities.