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Avalon 2019: Growler gains new jamming pod

28th February 2019 - 10:15 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Melbourne


Raytheon is working with the US Navy (USN) and Australia to develop a new jamming pod for the E/A-18G Growler that will work in the mid-band frequency. Australia and the US have been working cooperatively on this Next Generation Jammer (NGJ), which carries the nomenclature AN/ALQ-249, since an MoU was signed in late 2017.

The NGJ will replace the AN/ALQ-99 (dating from the Vietnam War era) currently fitted on Australian and USN Growler electronic attack aircraft. In 2016 the USN awarded Raytheon a $1 billion engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) contract.

In a press briefing at the Avalon Air Show,

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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