Cobham AAPAs to Enhance US Navy’s Surface EW Improvement Programme

Cobham Integrated Electronic Solutions has received a Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) award from Lockheed Martin for Antenna Array Panel Assemblies (AAPAs). The AAPAs are used in the Block II configuration of the Navy’s Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP).

Commenting on the award Jim Barber, senior vice president and general manager of Cobham Integrated Electronic Solutions stated: “Cobham’s interferometer-based array technology greatly enhances the SEWIP Block II program’s detection and reporting accuracy against modern threat systems and improves overall shipboard combat effectiveness.”

A statement from Cobham noted:
“The SEWIP program upgrades existing out-of-production AN/SLQ-32(V) electronic warfare systems. Block II is the latest in an evolutionary succession of improvement phases the Navy is pursuing for its shipboard electronic warfare system, which will incrementally add new defensive technologies and functional capabilities such as improved electronic support receivers and combat system interfaces.”

By Andrew Drwiega