Northrop Grumman has expanded its Next Generation Jammer-Low Band (NGJ-LB) Capability Block 1 (CB-1) solution team with the addition of New York based proven structure supplier, CPI Aero. Following the proposal submitted for NGJ-LB in January, Northrop Grumman is moving forward with CB-1 execution by selecting CPI Aero to provide the NGJ-LB pod structure and assembly, advancing on the U.S. Navy’s speed to fleet path.
Northrop Grumman is the Airborne Electric Attack (AEA) integrator for the Navy’s current EA-18G Growler electronic warfare system. The NGJ-LB will fly on the EA-18G Growler, providing advanced AEA capabilities.
The addition of CPI Aero to the NGJ-LB team will help provide rapid fleet capability to the Navy. CPI Aero have extensive experience in providing aircraft and pod structural components for several Department of Defense customers. This will also help the Navy maintain its war-fighting edge through advanced AEA capabilities.
CPI Aeros' structures and assembly experience are already used by the Navy’s EA-18G, E-2D, MH-60S and CH-53K systems, and have a well-established record for providing the components on time, efficiently and with consistent high quality. They are also the current supplier of record for pod structure and assembly for the Navy’s ALQ-249 Next Generation Jammer-Mid-Band program.
Northrop Grumman has been working closely with the Navy to build and demonstrate survivable and capable carrier-based solutions for over 50 years. Starting with the AN/ALQ-86, to the current AN/ALQ-99, AN/ALQ-218 and AN/ALQ-240 for EA-18G and P-8, Northrop Grumman is helping define the future of naval electronic warfare through artificial intelligence, cognitive solutions, software defined and hardware enabled multi-function technologies and open architecture systems.