Symphony Block 40 approved for FMS
Lockheed Martin’s Symphony Block 40 counter-improvised explosive device (C-IED) system has been approved by the US Navy for sale to coalition and partner forces, the company announced on 26 July.
Symphony Block 40 is a vehicle-mounted jammer system that simultaneously jams select or multiple electronic signals used to trigger a radio-controlled IED. With an open-architecture design, the system provides continuous coverage across the entire threat spectrum.
The Block 10/20 variant currently supports US and coalition forces in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other areas of conflict. With this approval, the system can now be sold to partner nations under the US Foreign Military Sales programme.
Joe Ottaviano, director, electronic warfare, Lockheed Martin, said: ‘Symphony Block 40 builds on the proven performance and ten years of experience protecting warfighters. The system’s enhanced capabilities will give men and women in uniform the latest technology to counter rapidly evolving threats so they can complete their missions.’
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