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11:58 AM, April 23, 2019
Lockheed Martin To Provide Engineering, Services For Submarine Electronic Warfare Systems
US Navy's Seawolf-class submarine (image: The National Interest)

Lockheed Martin has won a $20 million US Navy contract to provide engineering and technical services for AN/BLQ-10 submarine electronic warfare systems.

The AN/BLQ-10 submarine electronic warfare system processes radar signals through masts and periscopes to detect threats such as counter detection, collision and target locations. Crews can rapidly analyze and identify critical signals to determine hostile, neutral or friendly situations, the company said in a statement Monday.

The contract includes the design, development, testing, integration, technology insertion/refreshment and system support of new-construction and in-service submarines.

The AN/BLQ-10 is meant for Virginia-, Los Angeles-, and Seawolf-class fast-attack submarines, Ohio-class conventional guided-missile submarines, and future Columbia-class ballistic-missile submarines.