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Lockheed to upgrade Navy electronic warfare defenses under $154M contract

Lockheed Martin has won a $154 million contract to upgrade the Navy’s electronic warfare defenses against evolving threats like anti-warfare missiles.

Under the contract, Lockheed will provide additional systems to upgrade the AN/SLQ-32 systems on aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroyers and other warships with capabilities to determine if the electronic sensors of foes are tracking the ship, the company said in a release.

The contract is part of the Navy’s Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program, or SEWIP.

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Mark Hoover is a senior staff writer with Washington Technology. You can contact him at mhoover@washingtontechnology.com, or connect with him on Twitter at @mhooverWT.

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