Microwave Journal

Lockheed Martin and ITT Team for US Navy Electronic Warfare Competition

January 15, 2009

Lockheed Martin has teamed with ITT Corp., Morgan Hill, CA, to compete for the US Navy’s Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program Block 2 Upgrade (SEWIP BLK2). 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 Electronic Warfare System (ICEWS)—a single enterprise solution designed to scale across all ship classes in the US 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 US Navy 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.