Raytheon wins US Navy next gen jam­mer com­pe­ti­tion

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Raytheon Com­pany has been awarded a $279.4 mil­lion cost-plus-in­cen­tive­fee con­tract by the US Navy to con­duct the tech­nol­ogy de­vel­op­ment phase of the Navy’s next gen­er­a­tion Jam­mer pro­gramme.

“We be­lieve the Navy’s choice val­i­dates Raytheon’s lead­er­ship in ad­vanced elec­tronic at­tack sys­tems and tech­nolo­gies,” said Rick Yuse, Pres­i­dent of Raytheon’s Space and Air­borne Sys­tems busi­ness. “Raytheon looks for­ward to build­ing on our long-stand­ing re­la­tion­ship with the US Navy as we pro­vide the warfighter with in­no­va­tive and re­li­able next gen­er­a­tion Jam­mer so­lu­tions now and for many years to come.”

Raytheon lever­aged knowl­edge and ex­pe­ri­ence as a lead­ing tac­ti­cal weapon sys­tems in­te­gra­tor to pro­vide an af­ford­able, low-risk, com­pre­hen­sive NGJ so­lu­tion to the US Navy. Raytheon also lever­aged its Gal- lium ni­tride (GaN)-based AESA tech­nolo­gies to pro­vide warfight­ers with en­hanced elec­tronic at­tack ca­pa­bil­i­ties.

“Raytheon pro­vided the US Navy with an in­no­va­tive and ef­fi­cient de­sign ca­pa­ble of jam­ming cur­rent and fu­ture threats,” said Yuse. “Our tech­nol­ogy ap­proach met the pro­gramme re­quire­ments and lever­aged our in­dus­try team’s ex­ten­sive ex­pe­ri­ence in com­bat-proven, high-re­li­a­bil­ity ag­ile-beam RF sys­tems de­signed for de­mand­ing car­rier­based air­craft en­vi­ron­ments.”

NGJ will re­place the ALQ-99 tac­ti­cal jam­ming sys­tem cur­rently on the Navy’s EA-18G Growler tac­ti­cal air­borne elec­tronic at­tack air­craft.

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