SHIPBOARD ELECTRONIC WARFARE SYSTEMS
the SLQ- 32(V) 7. Preliminary design review was completed in
August 2015. IOC is scheduled for 2019. A future Block 4 will
provide electro-optic and infrared capabilities to the SLQ- 32.
CONTRACTORS:.........General Dynamics Corp., Northrop Grumman
Corp., Lockheed Martin Corp.
SLD- 4 ESM SYSTEM
BRIEFING: The SLD- 4 is an ESM suite installed on LCSs. The
systems provide detection and identification of emitters for integration into the ship’s combat system.
CON TRACTOR: ...........Harris Corp.
WLR- 1 RADAR WARNING SYSTEM
BRIEFING: The WLR- 1 is installed on many Navy ships and
submarines. The latest version, the WLR-1H(V) 5, features reliability improvements and is designed to perform area surveillance for electronic emitters, as well as detection, classification
and targeting of emitters.
WLQ- 4 ESM
BRIEFING: The WLQ- 4 is an ESM system installed on Seawolf-class attack submarines. It can be operated fully automatically
to detect, identify and locate radar and communications emissions and, through digital computers, correlate intercepts with
other sources of intelligence.
CON TRACTOR: ...........GTE Sylvania
SLR- 25(V) 1 ADVANCED CRYPTOLOGIC
CARRY-ON EXPLOITATION SYSTEM
(ACCES) AND SLR- 25(V) 2 SHIP SIGNAL
EXPLOITATION EQUIPMENT (SSEE)
BRIEFING: The SLR- 25 is a shipboard cryptologic exploitation
system used for tactical surveillance and targeting; indications and
warning; and passive detection, classification and tracking. The
system also provides for interpretation and reporting of intercepted signals, geographic plot and analysis and track correlation.
The SLR- 25(V) 1 ACCES is a portable version of the SLR-
25(V) 2 SSEE for ships without a permanently installed cryptologic capability. When paired with a Transportable Radio
Direction-Finding System, the ACCES provides a complete SIGINT collection system. The ACCES is being integrated into
amphibious assault ships and Arleigh Burke-class destroyers.
MANUFACTURER:.......Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center,
SSQ- 137 SSEE INCREMENT E/F
BRIEFING: SSEE Increment E is an evolutionary development, spiral acquisition Tactical Cryptologic System whose function is to
provide comprehensive tactical information warfare (IW) exploitation and ESM capability to the Navy’s surface platforms. SSEE
Increment E, an afloat IW sensor, provides commanders with threat
search and identification information and electronic attack options.
Increment E, an open-architecture system upgraded with software changes, entered service in 2003 and replaced an array of
communications intelligence systems. Increment F, which features
improved receiver sensitivity, signal acquisition and direction finding, entered low-rate production in April 2010 with IOC achieved
in 2011. The Navy ordered 113 Increment F systems. In May
2014, the Navy ordered the first set of improvements under the
SSEE Modifications program. The modifications are designed to
improve the ability to detect, geo-locate and exploit signals.
CONTRAC TOR: ...........Boeing’s Argon S T
LOGISTICS UPDATE (COBLU)
BRIEFING: COBLU is a joint U.S.-U.K. project to update the SSQ-
108 Organizational Unit Tactical Baseline Operational Area Radio
Detection (OUTBOARD) direction-finding system to provide comprehensive surface tactical IW exploitation and ESM capability to
surface ships. OUTBOARD has made use of high-frequency deck-edge HF antennas and VHF mast antennas, as well as a receiver that
automatically searches for, collects and analyzes signals.
BVY- 1 INTEGRATED SUBMARINE
IMAGING SYSTEM (ISIS)
BRIEFING: The BVY- 1 ISIS provides all-weather high-definition
optical and infrared search via submarine periscope. The system
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