Monday, February 26, 2024

Raytheon releases first images of new high-power airborne electronic attack weapon system

U.S. defense contractor Raytheon has released first images of the newest high-capacity and high-power airborne electronic attack weapon system on the EA-18G Growler carrier-based aircraft.

The new airborne electronic attack weapon system, called Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band, will protect air forces by denying, degrading and disrupting threat radars and communication devices, according to a company news release.

Earlier this week, the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has reported that the first Raytheon’s Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band Engineering Development Model pod arrived at Naval Air Station Patuxent River after a trek across America late July to begin various verification and test procedures in preparation for the second pod delivery early fall.

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The pod will start various verification and test procedures in preparation for the second pod delivery early fall, according to a Navy news release.

In 2016, the U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon a $1B Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band Engineering and Manufacturing Development contract.

Raytheon’s NGJ-MB architecture and design include the ability to operate at a significantly enhanced range, attack multiple targets simultaneously and advanced jamming techniques. The technology can also be scaled to other missions and platforms.

Photo courtesy of Raytheon

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