L3 Technologies to Develop Next Generation Jammer for US Navy

L3 Technologies has received a $36 million demonstration of existing technologies (DET) contract award for U.S. Navy’s Next Generation Jammer Low Band (NGJ-LB) program. The DET program encompasses a period of performance of 20 months, culminating in a demonstration at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland. The Next Generation Jammer will augment, and eventually replace, the ALQ-99 tactical jamming system currently integrated on the EA-18G Growler aircraft.

Over the past few years, L3 Technologies has conducted successful Navy technology demonstrations that operate cooperatively in electronic attack and electronic sensing. These exercises proved L3’s unique capabilities and technological approach were well-suited for addressing the Navy’s requirements and served as building blocks for the NGJ program. Work on this program will be executed by L3 Broadband Communications in Salt Lake City, Utah.

L3 Communications & Networked Systems is composed of five diverse business sectors: Broadband Communications, Advanced Communications, Space & Power, Maritime Sensors and Power Systems. The business provides world-class expertise in connecting space, airborne, ground and sea-based platforms with secure, real-time data. Its ability to anticipate changing customer needs and provide timely, next-generation communications solutions has made situational awareness a strategic discriminator for customers across the globe.