Raytheon is Supplying Mid-Band Next Generation Jammer to the Navy
The Raytheon Company, in El Segundo, California was awarded a $403 million System Demonstration Test Articles contract with the U.S. Navy for Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band (NGJ-MB). The company will deliver the jammer pods to the fleet once developmental and operational testing is complete, the company announced on January 28.
"These test assets will be used to show NGJ-MB is ready for operation," said Dan Theisen, director, Raytheon Electronic Warfare Systems. "We're at the stage where testing is essential. The test program is on target to meet Initial Operating Capability in 2022."
NGJ-MB provides significantly improved radar and communication jamming performance and capacity, as well as improved reliability and maintainability, for EA-18G Growler crews. Commanders will use the system to deny, degrade and deceive the enemy's use of the electromagnetic spectrum through advanced jamming techniques, the company indicated.
Raytheon delivered the first NGJ-MB pod to the U.S. Navy for testing in July of 2019.