Royal Navy to boost electronic warfare (EW), anti-ship missile defense capability on U.K. surface warships

Nov. 18, 2021
This technology will deliver a generational leap in Royal Navy EW capabilities to maintain an operational advantage into the 21st century.

LONDON – The United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a 100-million-pound contract through Defence Equipment and Support (DES) to deliver electronic warfare (EW) to Royal Navy. Computer Week reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

18 Nov. 2021 -- Under the Babcock-led partnership with Elbit Systems UK and QinetiQ, the electronic warfare (EW) systems will aim to improve the simultaneous detection and identification of radar signals over a greater frequency range than current capabilities.

The technology is expected to enable faster decision-making, enhanced situational awareness, and anti-ship missile defense capability. The 13-year contract also is expected to drive job creation from software development to manufacturing roles.

The increment to EW systems for Royal Navy surface warships systems is the first phase of a 500-million-pound program to further equip frigates and aircraft carriers with EW capability.

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John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics

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