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Raytheon to proceed with US Navy jammer contract

27th January 2014 - 15:46 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Raytheon will recommence work on the US Navy’s Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) nearly six months after being selected for the $279.4 million contract to conduct the technology development phase of the programme in July 2013.

The navy was recommended to re-evaluate proposals by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) in November following a protest by competitor BAE Systems. The navy has now confirmed that it will progress with Raytheon for the programme.

Raytheon will now complete the preliminary design of the NGJ, which will replace the legacy ALQ-99 systems used on the EA-18G airborne electronic attack aircraft.

Rick Yuse, president, Raytheon's Space and Airborne Systems, said: ‘We commend the GAO's thorough assessment of this contract award and the US Navy's re-evaluation that has solidified us as the provider of the world's Next Generation Jammer programme.

‘Our offer represents the best of Raytheon's innovative capabilities and leadership in advanced next generation AESA-based electronic attack systems and we look forward to partnering with the navy to deliver this critical national security capability for the warfighter.’

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