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Canada Picks Lockheed for Helicopter ESM Suite


OWEGO, NY --- Lockheed Martin has received a $59.4 million U.S. Navy Foreign Military Sales contract to provide Canadian Radar Warning Receiver (RWR)/Electronic Support Measure (ESM) systems in support of 28 Canadian Maritime Helicopter Project (MHP) aircraft. The systems are designed for Canada’s new CH-148 Cyclone Maritime Helicopter.

“The system will significantly enhance the situational awareness of Canadian MHP crews,” said Dan Rice, director of Products at Lockheed Martin Systems Integration - Owego. “The threat warning and identification functions of the system will not only protect the aircraft but also provide information that can be communicated across the battlefield network.”

Lockheed Martin’s system passively detects, identifies and geo-locates ground-based and airborne radar transmitters that can threaten the aircraft and allied forces. The systems provided to Canada’s Department of National Defence will feature new functionality designed to meet specific Canadian Forces requirements.

The Canadian MHP RWR/ESM system is a derivative of the AN/ALQ-210 system, which has successfully completed operational testing with the U.S. Navy and has been integrated by Lockheed Martin onto the MH-60R multi-mission helicopter. The U.S. Navy is expected to buy more than 250 MH-60R aircraft through 2015.

The Canadian MHP RWR/ESM system is the latest offering from Lockheed Martin’s family of RWR/ESM systems. Lockheed Martin also supplies the AN/ALQ-217 system, which is integrated on the E-2C Hawkeye, the U.S. Navy’s airborne early warning command and control aircraft, and the CP-140, Canada's strategic airborne land and sea surveillance aircraft.


Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

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Lockheed Martin Awarded $59.4 Million to Provide Electronic Support Measure Systems to Canadian Forces