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10 July 2013

Raytheon wins $279.4m contract for Technology Development phase of US Navy’s Next Generation Jammer program

Raytheon Company of Waltham, MA, USA has been awarded a $279.4m cost-plus-incentive-fee contract by the US Navy to conduct the Technology Development phase of the Navy’s Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) program.

“We believe the Navy’s choice validates Raytheon's leadership in advanced electronic attack systems and technologies,” says Rick Yuse, president of Raytheon’s Space and Airborne Systems business. “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.”

Raytheon says that it is leveraging its knowledge and experience as a tactical weapon systems integrator to provide an affordable, low-risk, comprehensive NGJ solution to the US Navy. Raytheon also leveraged its gallium nitride (GaN)-based AESA (active electronically scanned array) technologies to provide warfighters with enhanced electronic attack capabilities.

“Raytheon provided the US Navy with an innovative and efficient design capable of jamming current and future threats,” says Yuse. “Our technology approach met the program 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.”

NGJ will replace the ALQ-99 tactical jamming system currently on the Navy's EA-18G Growler tactical airborne electronic attack aircraft.

Raytheon’s Space and Airborne Systems business, based in McKinney, Texas, will lead the Technology Development phase of the NGJ program with collaboration from Raytheon facilities in El Segundo, California; Forest, Mississippi; Dallas, Texas; Fort Wayne, Indiana; Largo, Florida; and Andover, Massachusetts.

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