U.S. Navy's new shipboard electronic warfare (EW) system is being shrunken down to fit inside smaller ships

Jan. 28, 2022
SEWIP Block III are essential assets for defending ships from diverse attacks because they can respond almost instantaneously from every direction.

WASHINGTON – Northrop Grumman is pushing ahead with plans to develop a lightweight version of the AN/SLQ-32(V)7 Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) Block III for the U.S. Navy. The Drive reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

28 Jan. 2022 -- This shrunken-down version of the system could give smaller vessels a cutting-edge suite of electronic warfare (EW) capabilities — one that not only can provide advanced passive detection of RF threats but also make precise and potent electronic attacks on several different targets simultaneously.

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

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

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John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics

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