The global defence company has been tapped to deliver an advanced electronic attack system to the US Navy.
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The Pentagon has awarded a US$171.6 million ($229.2 million) contract to Raytheon, which has been tasked with delivering three Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band (NGJ-MB) systems.
The advanced electronic attack system is designed to deny, disrupt and degrade enemy technology, including communication tools and air-defence systems.
The NGJ-MB leverages active electronically-scanned arrays and a fully-digital back end, enabling:
- operation at extended ranges;
- the attack of multiple targets simultaneously;
- advanced jamming techniques; and
- rapid upgrades through a modular, open systems architecture.
The new contract follows a test and evaluation phase, with Raytheon delivering the first NGJ-MB pod to the US Navy in July 2019.
NGJ-MB is part of a larger NGJ weapon system, built to augment and ultimately replace the legacy ALQ-99 pods in the low-frequency spectrum currently used on the EA-18G Growler.
The Raytheon contract is the latest in a series of awards from the US Navy, which includes a US$60.4 million ($80.6 million) modification of L3 Technologies’ engineering and technical support for the Medium Unmanned Surface Vehicle program.
Australia-based shipbuilding company Austal has also been the beneficiary of major US Navy awards in recent weeks, which includes a $58.7 million modification for the Littoral Combat Ship program.
Austal has also been tasked with delivering concept studies and preliminary design services for a class of 28 to 30 new amphibious ships to support the Marine Corps.
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