Boeing has delivered the 100th ship’s signal exploitation equipment (SSEE) system to the US Navy, as part of an ongoing effort to meet the contractual obligation of 113 systems.
SSEE is a cryptologic system designed to carry out real-time signals intelligence analysis and offers precise geo-location across a range of targets.
Program Executive Officer (PEO) Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4i) information operations principal assistant programme manager Chris Parente said that the SSEE systems have been providing critical information to warfighters for more than a decade to effectively execute their missions.
The Boeing subsidiary Argon ST-built SSEE system is capable of assessing and analysing signals intelligence data efficiently while enabling warfighters to make informed decisions quickly and decisively.
Featuring a subsystem that performs mission management and analysis, the system can perform all processing functions necessary to acquire, identify, locate and analyse signals onboard Navy ships.
Argon ST’s Maritime Solutions director Chris Devine said, "This system provides reliable, innovative capabilities that supply intelligence information that warfighters can act upon quickly."
Earlier this year, Boeing was awarded the SSEE Increment F contract by the US Navy to continue help improve surface combat ships’ situational awareness.
The SSEE increment F systems will be deployed to track, identify, locate, and analyse signals for external and internal information.
Expected to remain operational for as long as 20 years, the systems will receive software and hardware upgrades throughout its service from Argon ST.
A combined total of more than 80 SSEE systems have been delivered by Argon since 2000.