18 April 2014
RAN MH-60R in Owego Acoustics Bay. (photo : Lockheed Martin)
Lockheed Martin Australia has confirmed delivery of its MH-60R electronic warfare support system (EWSS) to the Royal Australian Navy.
Built in its Adelaide facility, the EWSS will provide the Navy with the ability to generate and test unique Australian mission data loads for the 24 aircraft MH-60R Romeo naval combat helicopter fleet.
Lockheed Martin Australia has worked with in-country companies to procure the component parts, fabricate cabling and assemble the EWSS.
Australian suppliers were issued subcontracts for a portion of the metal fabrication.
Work on the project began in 2012 and has now ended in April 2014, with system demonstration and training at the Joint Electronic Warfare Operational Support Unit in Adelaide, South Australia.