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Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission
Systems has completed build and delivery of the first two production examples
of the compact AN/SLQ-32(V)6C variant of the US Navy's Surface Electronic
Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP)
Block 2 EW system.
Dubbed SEWIP Lite, this scaled, lower-cost version of the AN/SLQ-32(V)6
SEWIP Block 2 equipment was originally
conceived to meet the operational needs
and ship fit constraints of the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). However, first
deliveries are supporting the US Coast
Guard's new Heritage-class Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) program.
Now in full rate production (FRP),
SEWIP Block 2 introduces an upgraded
electronic support capability featuring an upgraded antenna, new digital
receiver and an open combat system
interface to improve emitter detection
and measurement accuracy in line with
threat developments. The baseline AN/
SLQ-32(V)6 version is already in service
on a number of DDG-51 guided missile

The Littoral Combat Ship, the future USS Omaha (LCS 12), arrives at its new homeport, Naval Base
San Diego. Omaha will be commissioned in San Diego next month and is the sixth ship in the LCS
Independence-variant class.

destroyers, and it is also being introduced to large-deck amphibious ships
and DDG-1000 destroyers.
The catalyst for the development
of SEWIP Lite was a recognition that
there was an urgent need for an enhanced EW capability for the LCS offering performance above that of the EW

equipment originally selected for the
two LCS variants. To promote commonality, the decision was taken to leverage SEWIP Block 2 technology suitably
scaled for the LCS application.
Having performed prior architecture
studies, Lockheed Martin was given the
go-ahead to proceed with a fleet dem-

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - February 2018

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
World Report
Big Challenges Ahead as DOD Tries to Address EMSO Implementation
Tactical CEMA for the Mechanized Force
New Products
EW 101
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
JED - February 2018 - intro
JED - February 2018 - cover1
JED - February 2018 - cover2
JED - February 2018 - 3
JED - February 2018 - 4
JED - February 2018 - 5
JED - February 2018 - The View From Here
JED - February 2018 - 7
JED - February 2018 - Conferences Calendar
JED - February 2018 - 9
JED - February 2018 - Courses Calendar
JED - February 2018 - 11
JED - February 2018 - From the President
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JED - February 2018 - 14
JED - February 2018 - The Monitor
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JED - February 2018 - 19
JED - February 2018 - World Report
JED - February 2018 - 21
JED - February 2018 - Big Challenges Ahead as DOD Tries to Address EMSO Implementation
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JED - February 2018 - insert1
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JED - February 2018 - Tactical CEMA for the Mechanized Force
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JED - February 2018 - 30
JED - February 2018 - New Products
JED - February 2018 - EW 101
JED - February 2018 - 33
JED - February 2018 - AOC News
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JED - February 2018 - 36
JED - February 2018 - Index of Advertisers
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