Next-generation jammer passes review

The Navy's Next Generation Jammer has passed its preliminary design review, according to a RaytheonNorthrop Grumman announcement.

The jammer will replace ALQ-99 pods on EA-18G Growlers. Initial operating capability for the jammer in 2021.

"The jammer's open architecture design, coupled with high-powered, solid state electronics and agile jamming techniques, will enable us to meet U.S. Navy electronic warfare mission requirements while ensuring the affordability of future upgrades," said Daniel Theisen, director of airborne electronic attack programs for Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems.

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