Raytheon’s jammer prototype completes early milestone
MCKINNEY, Texas. Raytheon and the U.S. Navy teamed up in a collaboration effort to complete the Effective Isotropic Radiated Power (EIRP) testing for its Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) array prototypes at the Benefield Anechoic Facility at Edwards Air Force Base in California.
"Raytheon and the Navy developed a realistic testing program designed to ensure that the NGJ electronic warfare system meets its 2021 initial operating capability commitment," says Travis Slocumb, vice president of Electronic Warfare Systems at Raytheon's Space and Airborne Systems business.
The testing was conducted over a six-week period and officials say that its completion indicated that the Next Generation Jammer would fulfill the U.S. Navy's stringent requirements for EIRP.
The design of the Next Generation Jammer is expected to meet the U.S. Navy’s electronic warfare mission requirements and provide an open systems architecture for cost-effective upgrades. The prototype is scheduled to replace legacy ALQ-99 jamming pods for the EA-18G Growler.
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