Radar-, comms-jamming pod test contract awarded to Raytheon by U.S. Navy

EL SEGUNDO, California. Raytheon has won a $403 million System Demonstration Test Articles contract with the U.S. Navy for Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band (NGJ-MB), which will be delivered to the fleet once developmental and operational testing is complete.

According to information from Raytheon, the NGJ-MB pod -- the first of which was delivered to the U.S. Navy for testing in July of 2019 -- will enable EA-18G Growler crews to deny, degrade, and deceive the enemy's use of the electromagnetic spectrum through advanced jamming techniques.

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Dan Theisen, director at Raytheon Electronic Warfare Systems, says that the testing program is on target to meet Initial Operating Capability goals in 2022.