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