Lockheed Martin gets AN/ALQ-248 development contract

The U.S. Navy has awarded a development contract for Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Off-Board Electronic Warfare (AOEW) Active Mission Payload (AMP) AN/ALQ-248 system.

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The self-contained electronic warfare pod is hosted by either a MH-60R or MH-60S. Its role is to provide surface warships with electronic warfare surveillance and countermeasure capabilities against anti-ship missile (ASM) threats.

The company will start manufacturing in early 2019 with a target to reach initial operational capability in 2021.

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