The Inside Track | January 2017

Helicopter EW System to Protect Against Anti-Ship Missile Threats

Lockheed Martin has been awarded U.S. Navy development contract to provide MH-60 helicopters with enhanced electronic warfare surveillance and countermeasure capabilities against anti-ship missile (ASM) threats. The company’s Advanced Off-Board Electronic Warfare (AOEW) Active Mission Payload (AMP) AN/ALQ-248 system, is a self-contained EW pod hosted by an MH-60R (Figure 1) or MH-60S, which provides the Navy advanced ASM detection and response capabilities.

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