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EW Singapore: Australia seeks to influence US jammer

11th January 2017 - 12:00 GMT | by Nigel Pittaway in Melbourne


Australia is looking at options to influence development of Raytheon's Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) by possibly entering into a cooperative agreement with the US Navy (USN), a senior Australian official revealed.

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) director general of capability planning at Air Force Headquarters, Air Cdre Mike Kitcher, said the NGJ will be a key component of Project Air 5439 Phase 6, a further step in Australia’s Boeing EA-18G Growler airborne electronic attack acquisition programme.

‘Phase 6 is looking at upgrading the current Growler capability to the US Navy-common Advanced Growler capability, and one of the key components of

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Nigel Pittaway


Nigel Pittaway

Nigel Pittaway is a Shephard correspondent based in Melbourne, Australia.

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