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Raytheon to begin production of NGJ-MB
USN has selected Raytheon Intelligence & Space for Low-Rate Initial Production Lot I (LRIP I) of its Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band (NGJ-MB).
The award advances the programme from the development stage into production and deployment, and the contract is valued at $171.6million.
NGJ-MB is the Navy’s advanced electronic attack system that offensively denies, disrupts and degrades enemy technology, including air-defence systems and communications.
It uses the latest digital, software-based and active electronically scanned array technologies. This allows operators to non-kinetically attack significantly more targets and at greater distances.
Annabel Flores, vice president of Electronic Warfare Systems, Raytheon commented ‘with its power and ability to jam multiple radars simultaneously, NGJ-MB will fundamentally change the way the Navy conducts airborne electronic attack’.
The award follows the recent Milestone C decision, which advanced the programme into the next stage of development.
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