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Northrop to Upgrade Electronic Warfare System of US Navy Fleet

northrop Grumman_BLUENorthrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has won a $267 million contract to design a new electronic warfare system for the U.S. Navy’s ships through an open-system approach, USNI News reported Thursday.

Sam LaGrone writes the Navy intends for the AN/SLQ-32(V)Y Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program Block 3 system to upgrade the service’s existing EW capability and expand its frequency coverage.

The system works to detect and counter enemy missile weapons by intercepting radio frequency signals, according to the report.

USNI News reports the new system will be installed on Navy cruisers, destroyers, aircraft carriers and amphibious assault ships with the existing version of the SLQ-32 system.

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