by Stephen Carlson
Washington (UPI) Sep 5, 2017
The Advanced Off-Board Electronic Warfare system for MH-60 Seahawk helicopters has completed its Preliminary Design Review, according to Lockheed Martin.
The AEOW AMP AN/ALQ-248 is designed to work independently or with shipboard systems like the SEWIP Block 2 AN/SLQ-32(V)6 to detect incoming anti-ship missiles and determine their targets. It then uses radio-frequency electronic warfare jammers to attempt to divert the missile.
"The battlefield at sea is constantly changing," electronic warfare program director Joe Ottaviano said in a press release. "Our Advanced Off-Board Electronic Warfare capabilities will give the U.S. Navy a powerful tool to detect threats and respond to our adversaries."
The U.S. Navy last year awarded Lockheed Martin a $42 million contract for system design and development. The company said it expects to be awarded a contract to begin construction of the system early next year, with its subsidiary Sikorsky expected to oversee the integration of the system into MH-60 helicopters.
Tehran (AFP) Sept 3, 2017
Iran has tested its home-grown air defence system, designed to match the Russian S-300, the head of the Revolutionary Guards' air defence has said. "In parallel with the deployment of the S-300, work on Bavar-373 system is underway," Farzad Esmaili told state broadcaster IRIB late Saturday. "The system is made completely in Iran and some of its parts are different from the S-300. All of ... read more
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