Lockheed Martin [LMT] completed milestone testing for the Navy’s Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) Block 2 system, the company said Tuesday.

Rendering of SEWIP. Photo: Lockheed Martin.
Rendering of SEWIP. Photo: Lockheed Martin.

First awarded in 2009, the Block 2 SEWIP contract will see Lockheed Martin upgrade the AN/SLQ-32(V)2 electronic warfare systems on all U.S. aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroyers and other warships. The system’s purpose is to alert sailors if adversaries are using sensors to track their vessel, potentially with anti-ship missiles. Block 2 is aimed at Electronic Support (ES) of the system, including upgrades to the ES antenna, ES receiver and an open combat system interface, according to the Navy.

Block 2 achieved Milestone C in January 2013, bringing it into the Production and Deployment phase. Since then, Lockheed Martin has put the system through 11 months of land-based testing, which concluded earlier this month. The tests were in anticipation of ship installation, the company said.