Navy awards Raytheon $279.4M contract for next-gen jammer

The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon a $279.4 million contract to conduct the technology development phase of its next-generation jammer program. The NGJ pod will replace the ALQ-99 tactical jamming system carried by the Boeing EA-18G Growler electronic-attack aircraft and developed by Northrop Grumman.

The development phase will last for 22 months and NGJ is planned to be operational by 2020. It will provide increased jamming agility and precision while also providing greater threat coverage with expanded broadband capability.

“Raytheon provided the U.S. Navy with an innovative and efficient design capable of jamming current and future threats,” said Rick Yuse, president of Raytheon’s Space and Airborne Systems business. 

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