BAE, GD submit SEWIP proposal

May 7, 2009 at 5:01 PM
share with facebook
share with twitter
Sign up for our Security newsletter

HUDSON, N.H., May 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy has received a final electronic-warfare system proposal from the BAE Systems and General Dynamics partnership.

BAE teamed with General Dynamics' Advanced Information Systems unit to develop a proposal for the Navy's Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program Block 2 upgrade competition.

According to a news release, the BAE and General Dynamics Sea Lightning team announced it submitted its final proposal for the SEWIP upgrade competition that "will seamlessly integrate (electronic-warfare) open-architecture capabilities with the Navy's latest-generation combat direction and management systems."

"Sea Lightning provides the foundation for electronic warfare in the maritime environment," Greg Smith, BAE Systems vice president of information dominance systems, said in a statement.

"It was born from the need to better protect Navy surface ships against the evolving cruise missile threat, and will provide the Navy the capability they've asked for."

Related UPI Stories
Trending Stories