Threats across the electromagnetic spectrum are more agile, elusive and complex than ever before. Airborne electronic attack must have more power, more precision and more reactive speed to overwhelm and defeat advanced integrated air defense systems and ground-based communications. Raytheon’s ALQ-249, Next Generation Jammer Mid-band, will ramp up the EA-18G Growler’s ability to counter these threats, and sports an open systems architecture that makes upgrades easy.
Raytheon’s Next Generation Jammer solution was selected by the U.S. Navy in 2013 to replace the legacy ALQ-99 systems used on the EA-18G airborne electronic attack aircraft. In 2016, the U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon a $1B Next Generation Jammer Engineering and Manufacturing Development contract.
Raytheon’s NGJ solution will provide innovative airborne electronic attack and jamming capabilities. Increasingly complex threats require airborne electronic attack to be more sophisticated than ever, providing greater precision, power, reactive speed and directivity. Raytheon’s Next Generation Jammer will integrate the most advanced electronic attack technology into the EA-18G to ensure superior mission performance.
Built with a combination of high-powered, agile beam-jamming techniques, and cutting-edge solid-state electronics, Next Generation Jammer systems will meet the U.S. Navy’s current mission needs while providing a cost-effective open systems architecture for future upgrades. The proven expertise we bring to the NGJ effort will yield a low-risk, highly reliable baseline solution with opportunities for growth on additional manned and unmanned platforms. Building on a strong history of creating and integrating advanced solutions for the warfighter, Raytheon’s NGJ effort will produce the most reliable, dependable and affordable system to deny, degrade and disrupt threats while protecting U.S. and coalition forces. No other electronic attack system denies, disrupts and degrades threats like Raytheon’s Next-Generation Jammer Mid-Band.