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Friday, March 5th, 2021

Lockheed Martin awarded contract to develop electronic warfare systems

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Silent CROW rendering

The U.S. Army recently awarded Lockheed Martin an $18 million Prototype Project Agreement to design, develop and test a cyber/electronic warfare podded system for the “Air Large” component of the army’s Multi-Function Electronic Warfare family of systems program.

The agreement is part of an Other Transaction Agreement with Consortium Management Group on behalf of Consortium for Command, Control and Communications in Cyberspace.

Lockheed Martin has developed Silent CROW, an open architecture system that can be configured for a variety of airborne and ground platforms. These platforms include a wing-mounted pod for Group 4 unmanned aerial systems.

U.S. soldiers can use Silent CROW to deceive, degrade, deny, disrupt and destroy adversaries’ electronic systems through cyber techniques, electronic attack, and electronic support.

“Lockheed Martin’s deep roots in cyberspace allow us to anticipate future threats while actively solving today’s most complex cyber problems,” Deon Viergutz, vice president of Lockheed Martin’s Spectrum Convergence, said. “We’re prioritizing the Army’s critical needs by partnering with them and investing in new technologies that are scalable and affordable.”

The company reported fourth-quarter results that were below Wall Street expectations.

If the partial government shutdown resumes in mid-February, it could delay 2019 orders, Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson said.