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Boeing to integrate low-band jamming pod on Growlers

9th November 2021 - 13:15 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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An EA-18G Growler aboard the USN aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (Photo: USN/Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Ryan Kledzik)

Next Generation Low-Band Jammer to be installed aboard EA-18G aircraft as part of wider EW upgrade programme.

Boeing has received a contract to integrate the Next Generation Low-Band Jammer (NGJ-LB) electronic jamming pod on USN EA-18G Growler aircraft.

A $64.18 million deal from Naval Air Systems Command ‘provides non-recurring engineering support to integrate the Next Generation Jammer Low Band Pod System onto the EA-18G platform’, the DoD announced on 4 November.

It added: ‘These services include design and qualification of platform A-kit provision, aircraft/pod system physical interface analysis, wind tunnel test, ground vibration test, technical directive development and verification, and all logistics product data to support the program life cycle.’

Work will be performed at three US locations and will be completed in October 2026.

NGJ-LB is included in the broader EA-18G Block 2 EW upgrade programme, which also features mid-band and high-band jammers.

L3Harris is under contract from the USN to develop the NGJ-LB pod, which will be capable of engaging threats transmitting across a 500MHz to 2GHz waveband.

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