Sunday, June 13, 2021

Raytheon gets $34 million contract for advanced electronic attack system

Raytheon Co., one of the world’s largest defense contractors, was awarded a contract from the U.S. Navy for engineering and test support services for the AN/ALQ-249 Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) currently in development for the Navy EA-18G aircraft. 

The AN/ALQ-249 is an advanced electronic attack system that denies, disrupts and degrades enemy technology, including communication tools and air-defense systems.

It is a self-protect electronic countermeasures (ECM) electronic warfare (EW) pod used on U.S. Navy tactical aircraft. Its computer-controlled multibeam receivers and mini-TWT amplifiers operate in both receive and transmit modes to selectively direct high power jamming against multiple emitters.

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According to the U.S. Department of Defense contract announcements,  the scope includes H16/H18/H20/H22 software support for NGJ pod and integration including requirements analysis, design, development, integration, testing, training and tools related to and in support of AN/ALQ-249 and advanced electronic warfare initiatives for Navy and Foreign Military Sales customers.

This contract, with an estimated value of $34,2 million, covers work in El Segundo, California, and is expected to be completed in January 2025.

The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, Point Mugu, California, is the contracting activity.

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