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Raytheon awarded US Navy jammer contract

10th July 2013 - 14:46 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Raytheon will conduct the Technology Development phase of the US Navy's Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) programme following the company’s selection for a $279.4 million cost-plus-incentive-fee contract.

Raytheon’s NGJ solution leverages the company’s Gallium nitride (GaN) based AESA technologies to provide warfighters with enhanced electronic attack capabilities. The system will replace the ALQ-99 tactical jamming system currently on the US Navy's EA-18G Growler tactical airborne electronic attack aircraft.

Rick Yuse, president, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, said: ‘Raytheon provided the US Navy with an innovative and efficient design capable of jamming current and future threats. Our technology approach met the programme requirements and leveraged our industry team's extensive experience in combat-proven, high-reliability agile-beam RF systems designed for demanding carrier-based aircraft environments.

‘We believe the navy's choice validates Raytheon's leadership in advanced electronic attack systems and technologies. Raytheon looks forward to building on our long-standing relationship with the US Navy as we provide the warfighter with innovative and reliable Next Generation Jammer solutions now and for many years to come.’

The Technology Development phase will be led by Raytheon's Space and Airborne Systems business based in McKinney, Texas.

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