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the monitor news as well as built-in system commonality, to the SLQ-32(V) system. The modular ICEWS – which will use common electronics across the enterprise system – will provide the Navy with the latest surface EW capabilities, as well as enhanced agility to upgrade technology as it becomes available to address changing and emerging threats.” Northrop Grumman, holding its own, said in late July that it had recently completed the land-based test phase of the Multi-Function Electronic Warfare (MFEW) system at the Naval Research Lab’s Chesapeake Bay Detachment in Chesapeake Beach, MD, as part of the Office of Naval Research’s MFEW/ES program. A fi nal demonstration capped off seven months of test and evaluation against key performance requirements established for the planned DDG-1000 Zumwalt-class destroyer. Like Lockheed Martin’s ICEWS, Northrop Grumman’s MFEW design features a modular, opensystem approach. The next step for the Northrop Grumman system was slated to be at-sea testing aboard a Navy ship during an at-sea exercise before summer’s end. Lockheed Martin’s team includes ITT. Other potential competitors for the SEWIP Block 2 contract are Raytheon, BAE Systems and General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, which has been the system integrator for the ongoing SEWIP Block 1B upgrade. The SEWIP program is run by NAVSEA’s Program Executive Office for Integrated Warfare Systems at the Washington, DC, Navy Yard. – G. Goodman y g,, y The Journal of Electronic Defense | September 2008 INDUSTRY AWAITS NEXT PHASE SLQ-32 UPGRADE Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) said July 31 that its planned release of a request for proposals for development and low-rate initial production of a Block 2 upgrade to the venerable SLQ-32(V) shipboard electronic warfare system would not occur until September at the earliest. The SLQ-32, installed on nearly all of the Navy’s surface combatants in either electronic support measures or electronic attack variants, is undergoing an incremental series of upgrades under the Surface EW Improvement Program (SEWIP). SEWIP Block 2 will upgrade the SLQ-32’s receiver and antenna capabilities, as well as its combat system interface. Another key feature of the Block 2 effort will be the development of a scalable, modular, enterprise EW suite with an open architecture that would be common across future ship classes. Lockheed Martin Radar Systems (Syracuse, NY) stole a march on its competitors this past June and July during a series of successful at-sea demonstrations conducted by the Navy of such a single enterprise EW solution. Called the Integrated Common EW System (ICEWS), Lockheed Martin’s scalable enterprise approach is based on its Rapid Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) Insertion program, which it says has been used successfully on EW and sonar system upgrades on all classes of US Navy submarines. The company said in a press release that its ICEWS “was specifically designed to provide a sensors capability upgrade, p y g p p y pg , 15

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