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UK tunes MEWSIC to exploit complex electromagnetic environment

10th November 2021 - 14:15 GMT | by Harry Lye in London

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Maritime Electronic Warfare Systems Integrated Capability (MEWSIC) illustration. (Photo: Babcock)

An EW contract marks a first phase of a wider project to enhance the capabilities of UK RN frigates, destroyers and aircraft carriers.

The UK has awarded a Babcock, Elbit Systems UK and QinetiQ team a £100 million ($) contract to deliver EW systems to the RN.

The award for Maritime Electronic Warfare Systems Integrated Capability (MEWSIC) Increment 1 marks the first phase of a wider £500 million Maritime Electronics Warfare Programme (MEWP) that covers the Daring-class Type 45 destroyer, Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers, and future City-class Type 26 and Inspiration-class Type 31 frigates.

Under the project, Babcock, Elbit Systems UK and QinetiQ will work with DE&S, the RN and Dstl to design, manufacture, deliver and integrate the new EW

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