Navy, RAAF MOU focuses on developing latest jammer technology

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. Officials from the U.S. Navy and Royal Australian air force (RAAF) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to jointly develop the latest jammer technology.

The Airborne Electronic Attack Systems and EA-6B Program Office (PMA-234) and the RAAF will cooperatively mature the Mid-band (NGJ-MB) capability from here forward.

U.S. Navy and Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) leaders recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to cooperatively mature the AN/ALQ-249 Next Generation Jammer Mid-band (NGJ-MB) capability from here forward. U.S. Navy photo.

The MOU provides the framework for communication, coordination and cooperation between the U.S. Navy and the RAAF during the NGJ-MB engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) phase.

Program Executive Officer for Tactical Aircraft Programs U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Mike Moran, PMA-234 Program Manager U.S. Navy Capt. Michael Orr, and RAAF Air Vice Marshal Cath Roberts attended the event held at U.S. Pacific Fleet Headquarters, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, October 18.

“This is a very important milestone for both nations,” Orr says. “PMA-234 is officially a joint program office partnering with one of our allies. It took four years of communication and collaboration to get to this point, and I commend both nations for their dedication to this partnership.”

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