Lockheed Martin, Elbit Systems to Partner on Maritime Electronic Warfare Program
LONDON — Lockheed Martin UK and Elbit Systems UK have signed a strategic teaming agreement to partner on the Maritime Electronic Warfare Program (MEWP) for the U.K. Royal Navy, Lockheed Martin announced in a Sept. 13 release.
The MEWP is a significant procurement to upgrade the Royal Navy’s electronic warfare capabilities. Delivered in increments, the upgraded system will be fielded on the Royal Navy’s frigates, destroyers and amphibious assault ships, with the program expanding to the wider fleet including submarines in due course.
Lockheed Martin has a proven track record of developing and integrating complex maritime systems into the U.S. Navy, the Royal Navy and a wide variety of international naval vessels. Elbit Systems UK has over three decades of experience in the design of development of high performance naval systems.
The partnership, which was announced at DSEI in London, will bring together valuable experience and unique capabilities to develop an outstanding solution for this crucial U.K. program.
“By working together, both companies can use their extensive experience in maritime technology and systems integration to provide a highly capable, proven and value for money solution to address the immediate and evolving need for an upgraded maritime electronic warfare capability for the U.K.’s Royal Navy,” said Paul Livingston, vice president of Lockheed Martin UK Integrated Systems.
“We are delighted to be working with Lockheed Martin to offer an innovative and comprehensive proposal to meet the Royal Navy’s future requirements, using our complementary skills and experience we believe we are a strong team able to propose a highly attractive solution to meet the program needs,” said Martin Fausset of Elbit Systems UK Ltd.