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US Navy scales up EW protection

23rd October 2017 - 13:00 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in London

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The US Navy is moving forward with fielding newer, more advanced EW equipment for its surface vessels and rotary platforms as it seeks to bolster defences against next-generation anti-ship missiles.

In the driving seat for the EW upgrades is Lockheed Martin, which is the prime contractor on two key US Navy programmes including the Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) Block 2 and the Advanced Off-board Electronic Warfare (AOEW) programme.

SEWIP Block 2 is seeing the US Navy significantly revamp its existing AN/SLQ-32 electronic warfare systems on its large surface vessels, while AOEW is a brand-new capability that introduces an

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Grant Turnbull was the editor of Land Warfare International and Digital Battlespace magazines with Shephard …

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