Northrop Grumman Programs Corp., Mission Programs Sector, Linthicum Heights, Maryland, is awarded a $254,415,555 firm-fixed-price modification to beforehand awarded contract N00024-20-C-5519 to train an possibility for manufacturing of Floor Digital Warfare Enchancment Program (SEWIP) Block 3 Hemisphere programs. Fiscal 2022 different procurement (U.S. Navy) funds within the quantity of $152,649,333 (60%); and financial 2022 shipbuilding and conversion funds within the quantity of $101,766,222 (40%) might be obligated at time of award and won’t expire on the finish of the present fiscal yr. The U.S. Naval Sea Programs Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting authority.

The Floor Digital Warfare Enchancment Program (SEWIP) Block 3 is an improve to the legacy AN/SLQ-32 system, and offers game-changing functionality for non-kinetic digital assault choices to the U.S. fleet. The benefit of this digital assault system is that it offers a limiteless, non-kinetic, soft-kill journal to defeat inbound threats. The AN/SLQ-32(V)7 SEWIP Block 3 system protects floor ships from anti-ship missiles, offering early detection, sign evaluation and risk warning. This system is managed by the U.S. Navy Program Govt Workplace Built-in Warfare Programs (PEO IWS).


Artist’s rendering of the Floor Digital Warfare Enchancment Program (SEWIP) Block 3 System.

Arming the Fleet with new digital warfare (EW) programs and built-in ship protection stays a high precedence for the Navy as threats proceed to mature and evolve. Northrop Grumman is pushing the technological boundaries to carry a brand new set of superior capabilities to the warfighter rapidly and effectively to satisfy pressing operational wants. SEWIP Block 3, being developed by Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy Program Govt Workplace Built-in Warfare Programs (PEO IWS), is the third in a collection of incremental upgrades that provides an digital assault (EA) functionality to the AN/SLQ-32 digital warfare (EW) system to defend ships towards anti-ship missiles.

Northrop Grumman’s SEWIP Block 3 system is inherently multifunction, creating an expanded mission set to defeat emergent threats and help the US Navy’s Distributed Maritime Operations (DMO) CONOPS. SEWIP Block 3 has an open, software program outlined structure which may in the present day allow communication enhancements and Info Operations, in addition to help future upgrades resembling Cognitive EW and AI/Machine Studying. In 2018, Northrop Grumman opened a multi-million greenback, particularly designed for integration and testing of the SEWIP system’s {hardware} and software program. Northrop Grumman has continued to put money into superior capabilities in electromagnetic maneuver warfare (EMW) and has launched plenty of progressive approaches to harness the total potential of the SEWIP system.