Lockheed Martin receives E-2D contract to provide electronic warfare systems to U.S. Navy

The AN/ALQ-217 ESM system, currently installed on U.S. Navy and international E-2C and E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft, provides a full range of ESM operational capabilities.

The AN/ALQ-217 Electronic Support Measures (ESM) system, currently installed on U.S. Navy and international E-2C and E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft, provides a full range of ESM operational capabilities.
The AN/ALQ-217 Electronic Support Measures (ESM) system, currently installed on U.S. Navy and international E-2C and E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft, provides a full range of ESM operational capabilities.
Lockheed Martin

OWEGO, N.Y., – Lockheed Martin was awarded a second multi-year contract for AN/ALQ-217 electronic support measure (ESM) systems for the U.S. Navy’s E-2D aircraft program. The five-year $50.9M multi-year contract includes the remainder of the 75 E-2D aircraft the US Navy is expected to purchase as part of their current program of record.

The AN/ALQ-217 ESM system, currently installed on U.S. Navy and international E-2C and E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft, provides a full range of ESM operational capabilities. The AN/ALQ-217 ESM system is capable of detecting, intercepting and geolocating RF signals, identifying weapon systems including the type, function and mode of intercepted emitters, while improving situational awareness. The ESM system has three RF operating range bands: low, mid and high; allowing a full 360-degree acquisition coverage in each band, providing a powerful performance.

The majority of work will be performed in Owego, New York with deliveries spanning from 2021 through 2024.

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