Northrop Grumman press release
The official transfer was marked at an event with company and Navy program officials at Northrop Grumman’s systems integration facility in Baltimore, Maryland.
The AN/SLQ-32(V)7 SEWIP Block 3 system shipped to the U.S. Navy for formal land-based testing at the Naval Sea Systems Command Surface Combat Systems Center in Wallops Island, Virginia.
“The AN/SLQ-32(V)7 EDM delivery to the U.S. Navy for continued
government land-based testing following formal qualification testing is
a significant achievement for the SEWIP Block 3 program,”
“SEWIP Block 3 provides a critical electronic warfare capabilityCaptain Jason Hall, the Navy’s Major Program Manager of Above Water Sensors and
to the Fleet to pace the evolving anti-ship missile threat.”
Northrop Grumman successfully completed SEWIP Block 3 system integration and formal qualification testing as part of the engineering, manufacturing and development contract. This milestone indicates that the system is ready to transition to the U.S. Navy for formal land-based testing at the Naval Sea Systems Command Surface Combat Systems Center in Wallops Island, Virginia.
“This delivery represents the next step in a multi-year effort to takeMike Meaney, vice president, land and maritime sensors, Northrop Grumman.
SEWIP from the laboratory to the hands of the warfighter,”
“Providing the comprehensive hardware-defined, software-enabled system to the Navy proves out the final design and signifies the end of the engineering, manufacturing and development phase.”
Naval News comments:
We covered SEWIP Block 3 with Northrop Gruman during SNA 2020: