Lockheed Martin, Elbit join forces on Royal Navy electronic warfare project

Lockheed Martin and Elbit join forces on Royal Navy electronic-warfare project. (RN Type 45 Destroyer, HMS Diamond shown)

UK branches of Lockheed Martin and Elbit Systems signed a teaming agreement to work together on the Royal Navy’s Maritime Electronic Warfare Programme (MEWP).

The MEWP is a project aimed at providing the Royal Navy with improved electronic warfare capabilities.

Delivered in increments, the upgraded system will be fielded on the Royal Navy’s frigates, destroyers and amphibious assault ships, with the program expanding to the wider fleet including submarines in due course.

The partnership between the two companies was announced at DSEI in London.

“By working together, both companies can use their extensive experience in maritime technology and systems integration to provide a highly capable, proven and value for money solution to address the immediate and evolving need for an upgraded Maritime Electronic Warfare capability for the UK’s Royal Navy,” said Paul Livingston, vice president of Lockheed Martin UK Integrated Systems.

“We are delighted to be working with Lockheed Martin to offer an innovative and comprehensive proposal to meet the Royal Navy’s future requirements, using our complementary skills and experience we believe we are a strong team able to propose a highly attractive solution to meet the program needs,” Martin Fausset of Elbit Systems UK Ltd said

 

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