Lockheed Martin and ITT Corporation Team for U.S. Navy Electronic Warfare Competition
(Source: Lockheed Martin)
12:00 AM, December 2, 2008
SYRACUSE, N.Y. --- Lockheed Martin has teamed with ITT Corporation, of Morgan Hill, CA, to compete for the U.S. Navy's Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program Block 2 Upgrade (SEWIP BLK 2). This program will lay the groundwork for the upcoming competition for the Navy's next-generation electronic warfare system.>> In at-sea demonstrations this summer, the Lockheed Martin/ITT team's Integrated Common Electronics Warfare System (ICEWS) - a single enterprise solution designed to scale across all ship classes in the U.S. Navy's surface fleet - performed successfully. This ICEWS demonstration followed land-based testing and further validated the enterprise approach that the team has taken in developing sensor systems for U.S. Navy vessels.>> Electronic warfare refers to the use - and denial of use - of the electromagnetic spectrum by a broad range of electronic technologies, including radar and other sensor systems. SEWIP BLK 2 will integrate systems that use common, multifunctional radio frequency equipment for use on future U.S. Navy destroyers, cruisers and aircraft carriers, as well as for backfits on existing vessels.>> "The Lockheed Martin/ITT partnership brings more than 40 years of electronic warfare capabilities and experience together in a single team," observed Carl Bannar, vice president and general manager of Lockheed Martin's Radar Systems business. "We will provide a highly capable, modular solution that uses open systems architecture.">> "We will leverage our existing relationship with Lockheed Martin supporting the AN/BLQ-10 submarine enterprise electronic warfare program to provide the Navy with a strong and experienced supplier," said Chris Bernhardt, president of ITT Electronic Systems.