FAIRFAX, Va., May 1, 2014 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] has received its first production order for the Ship's Signal Exploitation Equipment (SSEE) Modifications program from the U.S. Navy, as well as a fifth order for SSEE Increment F systems, six for the U.S. Navy and four that will support the United Kingdom's Royal Navy.
Work on the maritime signals intelligence systems will be performed by Boeing subsidiary Argon ST.
"The modifications will advance maritime forces' ability to detect, geolocate and exploit signals sent by potential threats on selected SSEE Increment E and F systems," said Dan Marini, Boeing's SSEE program manager. "Meanwhile, our fifth order for the current system will bring SSEE's real-time capabilities to a U.S. ally for the first time." SSEE Modifications completed factory and shipboard tests late last year. The U.S. Navy order advances the program from development to low-rate initial production.
Argon ST will begin delivering SSEE Modifications in the next few months. Deliveries of the ten SSEE Increment F Lot 5 systems are expected to begin in mid-2014.
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