DAG 2016 – Naval Systems Services

Naval Electronic Warfare System Surface

Replace Existing Systems with Newer or Different System


To upgrade the existing Electronic Intelligence (ELINT) and Electronic Support Measures (ESM) system in the Halifax-class frigates to provide signals intelligence and early warning of threat emitters to the ship.


The project will optimize Halifax-class frigates’ existing systems and sub-systems until end-of-life. This will include removal of the Seasearch I and replace it with a modern system. The project will provide time-critical, tactically relevant warning of threat emissions by early detection and classification that will contribute to early Indications and Warning of surface vessels. The project will also provide interception, identification, platform correlation, analysis and direction finding of electronic emissions so as to provide the maximum effectiveness in ELINT/ESM surveillance. The project solution will be integrated into a single operator workstation.

Preliminary Estimate

  • $20 million to $49 million

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2019 Options Analysis
  • 2021 Definition Approval
  • 2022 Implementation Approval
  • 2022 Request for Proposal Release
  • 2023 Contract Award
  • 2025 Final Delivery

Point of Contact

Director of Naval Requirements
Phone: 819-939-3950

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