Navy Pursues Contract Options in SEWIP Development
General Dynamics Mission Systems, Fairfax, Virginia, is awarded a $9,734,200 firm-fixed-price modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-16-C-5352) to exercise options for Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) Block 1B3 full-rate production. SEWIP is an evolutionary acquisition and incremental development program to upgrade the existing AN/SLQ-32(V) electronic warfare system. SEWIP provides enhanced shipboard electronic warfare for early detection, analysis, threat warning, and protection from anti-ship missiles. SEWIP Block 1 focuses on obsolescence mitigation and special signal intercept. Work will be performed in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (55 percent); Thousand Oaks, California (25 percent); Mountain View, California (15 percent); and Fairfax (5 percent), and is expected to be completed by May 2020. Fiscal year 2018 other procurement (Navy); and fiscal 2018, 2017, and 2016 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funds in the amounts of $7,008,624, $1362,788, $681,294 and $681,294 respectively will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.