Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) was awarded a $50.9M contract for AN/ALQ-217 Electronic Support Measure (ESM) systems from Northrop Grumman for the U.S. Navy’s E-2D aircraft program.
“We’re excited to have the opportunity to continue producing AN/ALQ-217 ESM systems for the U.S. Navy’s use on its E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft,” Joe Ottaviano, Business Development director, Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Sytems said. “In today’s environment, our adversaries are developing advanced technologies to disrupt our defenses and we must remain vigilant and stay one step ahead. Having the ability to detect what’s in the electromagnetic spectrum first is crucial to the overall aircraft’s survivability and the safety of our warfighters.”
The AN/ALQ-217 ESM system, currently installed on U.S. Navy and international E-2C and E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft, provides a full range of ESM operational capabilities. The AN/ALQ-217 ESM system is capable of detecting, intercepting and geolocating RF signals, identifying weapon systems including the type, function and mode of intercepted emitters, while improving situational awareness. The ESM system has three RF operating range bands: low, mid and high; allowing a full 360-degree acquisition coverage in each band, providing a powerful performance.
The majority of work will be performed in Owego, New York with deliveries spanning from 2021 through 2024.
Lockheed Martin has been the AN/ALQ-217 ESM supplier to Northrop Grumman on the E-2C and E-2D Advanced Hawkeye program since 1999. Lockheed Martin has provided electronic warfare capabilities to airborne platforms including AH-64D/E Apache helicopters, the B-2 Spirit, MH-60R multi-mission helicopter, HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter, the Canadian Maritime Helicopter, CP-140 and other airborne platforms for more than 50 years.
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