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.
“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. 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.”
Joe Ottaviano, Business Development director, Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Sytems
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.
Built by Northrop Grumman, the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye is the latest variant of the E-2 Airborne early warning aircraft, replacing the E-2C Hawkeye. It brings revolutionary capabilities to the carrier strike group, including the new and powerful AN/APY-9 radar, which is a two-generational leap in technology.