CAES, a leading provider of mission critical electronic solutions, is pleased to announce it has been awarded a Low Rate Initial Production Phase 2 (LRIP2) contract from Lockheed Martin Corporation. Under the contract, CAES will supply its high performing Phased Array Antennas to support Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Off-Board Electronic Warfare (AOEW) system. The announcement follows the Low Rate Initial Production Phase 1 (LRIP1) Contract that CAES was awarded earlier this year. The AOEW program delivers electronic surveillance and attack capabilities for U.S. Navy Ships. The AOEW system has the ability to work independently or with the ship’s onboard electronic surveillance sensor, AN/SLQ-32(V)6 which also features CAES Antennas. CAES solutions enable the world’s most important missions. With decades of experience and advanced technology, CAES designs and manufactures a full range of arrays for aerospace and defense applications.
“We’re honored to continue our work with Lockheed Martin to bring critical electronic warfare capabilities to the U.S. Navy. Our unique combination of longstanding RF experience and next generation electronic warfare technology allows us to continue to be a trusted partner of choice,” said Mike Kahn, CAES President and CEO.
The Advanced Off-Board Electronic Warfare (AOEW) program will deliver persistent electronic surveillance (detection) and attack (countermeasure) capability against naval threats like anti-ship missiles (ASM). Lockheed Martin’s AOEW Active Mission Payload (AMP) AN/ALQ-248 system, is a self-contained EW pod hosted by an MH-60R or MH-60S Seahawk helicopter, which provides the Navy advanced ASM detection and response capabilities. Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) allows the Navy to not only see incoming threats, but to respond to them. The AOEW AMP AN/ALQ-248 can work independently or with the ship’s onboard electronic surveillance sensor, SEWIP Block 2, to detect an incoming missile and then evaluate where it is going.
CAES is the world’s leading provider of flat plate, waveguide slot arrays for weather radar functionality in commercial aircraft. For defense applications, Weather Radar, antenna arrays. CAES is a pioneer of advanced electronics for the most technologically challenging defense and aerospace trusted systems. As the largest provider of mixed-signal and radiation-hardened technology to the United States aerospace and defense industry, CAES delivers high-reliability RF, microwave and millimeter wave, microelectronic and digital solutions that enable our customers to ensure a safer, more secure planet. On land, at sea, in the air, in space and in cyberspace, CAES’ extensive electronics and enhanced manufacturing capabilities are at the forefront of mission-critical military and aerospace innovation.