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General Dynamics Awards Electronic Warfare Subsystem Contract to Lockheed Martin


FAIRFAX, Va. – General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems has awarded Lockheed Martin MS2 of Syracuse, N.Y., a contract valued at up to $36 million including options for development and procurement of the High Gain, High Sensitivity (HGHS) subsystem. General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).

General Dynamics Advance Information Systems is the U.S. Navy’s Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) system integrator for the SEWIP Block 1 program. The HGHS subsystem will enhance detection capabilities to assist Navy sailors in defending ships from emerging threats. General Dynamics will integrate the HGHS subsystem into the SEWIP Block 1B3 upgrade currently in development. This effort is part of the larger SEWIP Block 1 upgrade program to the AN/SLQ-32 Electronic Warfare suite. The Block 1 upgrade provides a vast improvement to the Surface Navy’s Anti-Ship Missile Defense.

Mike Tweed-Kent, vice president and general manager of integrated combat systems for General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, said, “This is an example of General Dynamics’ commitment to an open business model where we use competition to find the best ideas that industry has to offer"

After a competitive bidding process, Lockheed Martin was selected for the development and procurement of the HGHS subsystem, including the topside antenna systems, the below decks signal processor as well as the processing algorithms that accompany the processor.

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems designs, develops, manufactures, integrates, operates and maintains mission systems for defense, space, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, homeland security and homeland defense customers. Headquartered in Fairfax, Va., the company specializes in ground systems; imagery processing; mission payloads; space vehicles; maritime subsurface, surface and airborne mission systems; and tasking, collection, processing, exploitation and dissemination programs for national intelligence. More information is available on the Internet at


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