Military Embedded Systems

Next-gen electronic warfare jammer to begin production with Raytheon


July 08, 2021

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

U.S. Navy photo.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. Raytheon Intelligence & Space, a Raytheon Technologies business, has won a $171.6 million contract for Low-Rate Initial Production Lot I, or LRIP I, of the U.S. Navy's Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band. The award advances the program from the development stage into production and deployment.

According to the company, NGJ-MB is the Navy's advanced electronic attack system that offensively denies, disrupts, and degrades enemy technology, including air-defense systems and communications.

NGJ-MB is designed with and uses digital, software-based and Active Electronically Scanned Array technologies. This is intended to allow operators to non-kinetically attack more targets at greater distances.

Officials claim that the award follows last week's Milestone C decision, advancing the program into the production and deployment phase. Chamber tests evaluated the system's performance both on and off the EA-18G Growler aircraft, in addition to jamming techniques and reliability testing.

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