First NGJ-MB delivered for testing
Raytheon has delivered the first Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band (NGJ-MB) engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) pod to the US Navy for integration testing, the company announced on 5 August.
The system will undergo initial verification of ground procedures, mass properties, aircraft installation, and built in test checks in preparation for future chamber and flight testing.
The company is to deliver 15 EMD pods for mission systems testing and qualification as well as 14 aeromechanical pods for airworthiness certification under a $1 billion EMD contract awarded in 2016.
The NGJ-MB is a high-capacity and power airborne electronic attack weapon system for the EA-18G Growler aircraft. It is designed to deny, degrade and disrupt threat radars and communication devices at enhanced ranges, with the ability to attack multiple targets simultaneously.
Later in 2019, Raytheon will use a Prime Power Generation Capability pod installed on a commercial Gulfstream aircraft in order to conduct power generation flight testing and risk reduction efforts in support of the initial flight clearance process.
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