Raytheon Bags $400 Million Contract for Mid-Band Jamming Solutions from US Navy

Defense solutions pioneer, Raytheon, has received a $403 Million Contract from the US Navy for the next phase of Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band (NGJ-MB) program. The SDTA (System Demonstration Test Articles) pods for the advanced electronic warfare system will be delivered to the fleet once developmental and operational testing is complete.

According to Dan Theisen, Director at Raytheon Electronic Warfare Systems, these test assets will be used to show that the NGJ-MB is ready for operation. The test program is on target to meet Initial Operating Capability in 2022. Raytheon delivered the first NGJ-MB pod to the U.S. Navy for testing in July of 2019.

The NGJ-MB provides significantly improved radar and communication jamming performance and capacity, as well as improved reliability and maintainability, for EA-18G Growler crews. Commanders will use NGJ-MB to deny, degrade and deceive the enemy's use of the electromagnetic spectrum through advanced jamming techniques.   The new contract modification covers the supply of an additional seven SDTA shipsets, 60 SDTA pod subsystems, 27 pieces of peculiar support equipment, one fatigue test pod, and one static test pod.