Lockheed Martin To Provide Electronic Support Measures Subsystem Upgrades For B-52H Stratofortress
OWEGO, NY, 12-SEP-00 -- Lockheed Martin Systems Integration - Owego has been competitively selected by Boeing Military - Wichita Division to provide new Electronic Support Measures subsystems for the U.S. Air Force's B-52H Stratofortress. The new system upgrade, which will replace the current ALR-20A Radar Warning Receiver aboard the aircraft, will provide advanced threat detection and location, precision-targeting and jammer cueing for the B-52H aircrews. Under the B-52H Situational Awareness Defensive Improvement (SADI) Engineering, Manufacturing and Development (EMD) contract, valued at approximately $10 million, the company's Aerospace Systems business unit will design and deliver four prototype ESM subsystem upgrades over the next three years. The total B-52H SADI program potential value for Lockheed Martin Systems Integration - Owego, including production, is more than $50 million over the next eight years.
Lockheed Martin Systems Integration - Owego competed as one of two suppliers under a six-month Program Definition and Risk Reduction phase of the B-52H SADI contract to demonstrate an ESM subsystem upgrade.
We are extremely pleased to win the SADI EMD effort with Boeing and the Air Force, said Stephen D. Ramsey, vice president, Aerospace Systems. In dense electromagnetic tactical environments, B-52H aircrews face the challenge of knowing what potential threats exist and correctly identifying, locating and countering such threats without impacting their specialized missions. Our selection by Boeing demonstrates that we have the technology and talent to provide a state-of-the-art ESM subsystem upgrade that will offer the Air Force a new product to effectively address their complex electronic battlefield requirements.
The B-52H Stratofortress is a strategic bomber capable of supporting large-scale, global missions in a nuclear or a conventional role. The B-52H will continue to play an important role in these specialized missions beyond 2035.
Lockheed Martin Systems Integration - Owego has been involved with the B-52 program since the inception of the site in 1958 when the U.S. Air Force tasked the company to design and build a bombing and navigational system for the B-52. In addition to current B-52H SADI EMD efforts, the company is improving the B-52H Mission Computer capability under a separate $4 million Avionics Midlife Improvement contract with Boeing.
Aerospace Systems is a recognized leader in providing integrated solutions for heritage aerospace and adjacent markets. The organization combines its world-class systems and software expertise, product knowledge and experience to provide integrated solutions for all branches of the armed forces and for international customers. Its diverse capabilities include system of systems integration, platform integration, Electronic Support subsystems and next-generation processing solutions. Aerospace Systems is a business unit of Lockheed Martin Systems Integration - Owego, a leader in providing advanced-technology products, services and systems integration solutions for defense, civil and commercial customers worldwide. Systems Integration - Owego employs more than 4,300 people and has major facilities in Owego, N.Y.; Tulsa, Okla.; Orlando, Fla.; Detroit, Mich.; Springfield, Va.; Kanata, Canada; and Portsmouth, United Kingdom and is a unit of Lockheed Martin Corporation with headquarters in Bethesda, Md.