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Northrop Grumman names partners for NGJ-LB

3rd December 2018 - 14:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Northrop Grumman has partnered with Harris Corporation and Comtech PST for the US Navy’s Next Generation Jammer-Low Band (NJG-LB) Demonstration of Existing Technologies, the company announced on 28 November.

In October Northrop Grumman received a $35 million, 20-month contract from the Naval Air Systems Command to demonstrate existing jammer capabilites for the NJG-LB programme.

The programme aims to replace the navy's ALQ-99 tactical jamming system onboard the E/A-18 Growler aircraft, giving the aircraft greater electronic attack capabilities in the lower frequency bands of the electromagnetic spectrum against modern threats. Developed in three frequency-focused increments – high-, mid- and low-band – NGJ will bring a significant increase in airborne electronic attack capability to counter complex air defence and communications systems.

As part of the Northrop Grumman team solution, Harris Corporation will provide electronic attack equipment that will provide a modular, scalable and reconfigurable capability to enable the navy to stay current with rapidly evolving threats. Comtech PST will provide high-power RF amplifier systems. 

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