Navy's Advanced Off-Board Electronic Warfare system reaches milestone C

By Aidan Quigley / October 6, 2021 at 3:34 PM

The Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin a $17.8 million contract for low-rate initial production units of the Advanced Off-Board Electronic Warfare System, marking milestone C for the program.

AOEW is an off-board electronic surveillance and attack capability that pairs with Lockheed’s Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program.

AOEW has similar code bases and architecture as the SEWIP but comes in a smaller package, Joe Ottaviano, Lockheed’s maritime and air cyber/electronic warfare portfolio director, told Inside Defense in July.

A majority of the work will be done in Syracuse, NY, the Sept. 29 contract announcement states.

The first AOEW deliveries are set to take place in late 2023 or early 2024, Ottaviano said in July. Lockheed expects three LRIP lots before the start of full-rate production in 2023 or 2024, he said.