Lockheed Martin to deliver engineering, technical services to Navy's AN/BLQ-10 EW system

SYRACUSE, N.Y. U.S. Navy officials selected Lockheed Martin for engineering and technical services for the AN/BLQ-10 Electronic Warfare System Technology Insertion (TI)-20, TI-22 and TI-24. The contract is worth approximately $20 million.

The contract includes the design, development, testing, integration, technology insertion/refreshment and system support of new-construction and in-service submarines.

The AN/BLQ-10 system includes commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) and non-developmental item hardware and software that is cost-effective to meet operational requirements and life-cycle costs. The AN/BLQ-10 system is an open architecture platform to accommodate current and future mission needs and technology upgrades.

The AN/BLQ-10 submarine electronic warfare system processes radar signals through masts and periscopes to detect threats such as counter detection, collision and target locations. Crews can rapidly analyze and identify critical signals to determine hostile, neutral or friendly situations.

Work will be performed at the Electronic Warfare Center of Excellence in Syracuse, New York, and Manassas, Virginia.