Lockheed Receives New Navy Order for Electronic Warfare Upgrades; Joe Ottaviano Comments

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Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has won a $147 million contract to upgrade the electronic warfare systems of U.S. Navy warships such as destroyers, aircraft carriers and cruisers under Block 2 of the Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program. This initial production contract, wherein the Navy has ordered 14 systems for its fleet as upgrade to the AN/SLQ-32(V)2 system, is a follow-on to a 2013...

Lockheed to Update Egypt’s F-16 Electronic Warfare Tech

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Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)has been awarded a $6.9 million contract modification to update electronic warfare systems on the Egyptian military’s F-16 fighter fleet, Military &  Aerospace Electronics reported Wednesday. John Keller writes Lockheed will equip the Egyptian F-16 program with three EW memory loader verifiers, 24 radar warning receivers and 20 Raytheon-made (NYSE: RTN) advanced...

SAIC Awarded Navy Shore Command Engineering Order; Tom Watson Comments

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Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAI) has been awarded a potential three-year, $33 million task order to provide engineering and systems integration work to a shore command of the U.S. Navy. The Naval Surface Warfare Center’s Crane Division selected SAIC to help with prototyping and technical documentation functions, SAIC said Wednesday. Tom Watson, SAIC senior vice president...

Exelis Deploys F-16 Electronic Warfare Tech For AF Foreign Sales; Joe Rambala Comments

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Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has built electronic warfare equipment for F-16 fighter jets under a series of U.S. Air Force foreign military sales agreements with five international partners. The Advanced Integrated Defensive Electronic Warfare Suite has been certified for operational use in the F-16 programs of Chile, Turkey, Poland, Oman and Pakistan, Exelis said Tuesday. Exelis provided its AIDEWS with software...

Report: Raytheon Keeps Navy Growler Jammer Tech Contract Win

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The U.S. Navy has retained Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) as the prime contractor for electronic jammer technology on the branch’s Growler EA-18G aircraft, Forbes reported Friday. Loren Thompson writes the Navy handed down the decision Friday and is slated to hold a debriefing meeting on the Next-Generation Jammer program within this week. Raytheon’s team won the competition in July to build jamming...

Raytheon to Help BAE Refresh South Korea F-16 Radars; Jim Hvizd Comments

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BAE Systems and Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) have signed a contract that calls for Raytheon to supply an integrated tactical radar and electronic warfare system to BAE, the prime contractor for the South Korea F-16 modernization program. Raytheon will provide its Advanced Combat Radar, ALR-69A digital warning receiver, weapon technology and mission computers for retrofit onto South Korea’s KF-16C/D Block...

Navy Researchers Seek Ideas for ‘Next-Gen’ Electronic Warfare Tech

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The Office of Naval Research is asking industry to submit ideas for new electronic warfare technologies in areas such as threat warning systems and C4ISR (command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance). ONR is seeking to further development work on the next generation of EW tools through the Electronic Warfare Technology program and bring fundamental change...

Raytheon to Build Army Electronic Warfare Planning, Management Tool

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Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has won a potential five-year, $97,850,000 contract to design and build a tool for the U.S. Army to plan and manage electronic warfare. Six bids were received by the Army Contracting Command’s office in Aberdeen, Md. for the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract via an Internet solicitation, the Defense Department said Monday. The Army intends for the Electronic...

Lockheed Selects Raytheon Electronics for Iraq F-16; Mark Kula Comments

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Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has awarded a contract to Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) for an electronic warfare system intended to be installed on Iraq’s fleet of F-16 fighter jets. This contract covers 18 Raytheon-made Advanced Countermeasure Electronic Systems for a batch of F-16 jets Iraq ordered earlier this year under a $830 million foreign military sales transaction, Raytheon said Tuesday. Lockheed...

Lockheed Wins $345M Threat Detection Contract Extension

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Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has won a $345 million contract to continue operating reconnaissance and surveillance systems for the U.S. Army. The tethered Persistent Threat Detection Systems aerostat is built to work in daylight and at night for deployed coalition soldiers in Afghanistan, Lockheed said Monday. PTDS equipment also works to give situational awareness to warfighters by using different...