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The US Navy’s new shipboard electronic warfare (EW) system is being scaled down to fit inside smaller ships

WASHINGTON- Northrop Grumman is continuing plans to develop a lightweight Block III version of the AN/SLQ-32(V) 7 Surface Electronic Warfare Enhancement Program (SEWIP) for the United States Navy. Drive reports. Continue reading the original article

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Jan 28, 2022 — This scaled-down version of the system could give smaller ships a state-of-the-art suite of electronic warfare (EW) capabilities – one that can not only provide advanced passive detection of RF threats, but also deliver precise and powerful electronic attacks on multiple targets. different simultaneously.

The types of capabilities offered by SEWIP Block III Lite could be a game-changer to respond to threats from anti-ship missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), marauding aircraft, other vessels, and more.

It could also provide secondary shipboard multi-mode radar and high-bandwidth communications capability. Advanced SEWIP systems can also be networked with SEWIP systems on other ships, as well as space nodes and airborne sensors.

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John Keller, editor
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