Raytheon Intelligence & Space press release
NGJ-MB will fundamentally change the way the Navy conducts airborne electronic attack thanks to its power and ability to jam multiple radars simultaneously. It will make naval aviation more effective by increasing survivability and lethality of fourth and fifth generation fighters.
“This capability is a game changer for our warfighters and the Airborne Electronic Attack community.”Rear Adm. Shane Gahagan, Program Executive Officer, Tactical Aircraft Programs.
Naval News comments:
Here is the contract published by the U.S Department of Defense on July 2. :
“Raytheon Co., El Segundo, California, is awarded a $171,629,206 fixed-price incentive (firm target), cost-reimbursable contract. This contract procures three Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band low rate initial production Lot One ship sets, associated spares, gold units for operational test program set development and associated technical data. Work will be performed in Dallas, Texas (44%); Forest, Mississippi (33%); El Segundo, California (20%); Ft. Wayne, Indiana (2%); and Andover, Massachusetts (1%), and is expected to be completed in October 2023. Fiscal 2021 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $171,629,206 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity (N0001921C0053).“
NGJ-MB is the Navy’s advanced electronic attack system to disrupt and degrades enemy technology, including air-defense systems and communications. NGJ-MB uses the digital, software-based and Active Electronically Scanned Array technologies. This allows operators to non-kinetically attack significantly more targets and at greater distances.
The U.S. Navy’s Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band (NGJ-MB) successfully completed its first mission systems flight with an EA-18G Growler at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, Aug. 7.
To date, NGJ-MB has successfully completed over 145 hours of developmental flight testing using Mission Systems and Aeromechanical pods. NGJ-MB has also completed over 3,100 hours of anechoic chamber and lab testing at Naval Air Stations Patuxent River, Maryland, and Point Mugu, California. Chamber tests evaluated the system’s performance both on and off the EA-18G Growler aircraft, in addition to jamming techniques and reliability testing.