Last Updated on 07/11/2021 by OTC
Raytheon Technologies recently secured a contract worth $171.7 million, involving the low-rate initial production for their Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band program (NGJ-MB). The contract was provided by the Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, MD.
The contract advances the Jammer Mid-Band program from the development stage to the production and deployment phases, the company announced July 8.
Raytheon’s NGJ-MB is a jamming technology that provides enhanced airborne electronic attack capabilities to Boeing’s BA EA-18G Growler aircraft. The NGJ-MB is the U.S. Navy’s advanced electronic attack system to disrupt enemy technology, including air-defense systems and communications tools. The NGJ-MB uses digital, software-based and Active Electronically Scanned Array technologies that allow operators to non-kinetically attack more targets at greater distances.
“With its power and ability to jam multiple radars simultaneously, NGJ-MB will fundamentally change the way the Navy conducts airborne electronic attack,” Annabel Flores, vice president of Electronic Warfare Systems for Raytheon Intelligence and Space, said in a statement.
The company completed more than 145 hours of developmental flight-testing using the system, as well as more than 3,100 hours of anechoic chamber and lab testing at Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland and Naval Air Station Point Mugu in Ventura County.
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