Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band pod developed for U.S. Navy

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. Raytheon delivered the first Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band (NGJ-MB) Engineering and Manufacturing Development pod to the U.S. Navy to begin ground and aircraft integration testing. Raytheon will deliver 15 EMD pods for mission systems testing and qualification as well as 14 aeromechanical pods for airworthiness certification.

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NGJ-MB is a high-capacity and power airborne electronic attack weapon system for the EA-18G GROWLER. Its purpose is to deny, degrade, and disrupt threat radars and communication devices.

According to the company, in the third quarter of 2019, Raytheon will utilize a Prime Power Generation Capability pod installed on a commercial Gulfstream aircraft in order to conduct power generation flight testing and risk reduction efforts in support of the initial flight clearance process.

Raytheon's NGJ-MB architecture and design include the ability to operate at an enhanced range, attack multiple targets simultaneously, and advanced jamming techniques. The technology can also be scaled to other missions and platforms, company officials claim.