Airborne Electronic Attack Systems and EA-6B Program Office, PMA-234, is responsible for acquiring, delivering and sustaining the Airborne Electronic Attack (AEA) systems and the EA-6B Prowler aircraft, providing naval aviators with capabilities that enable mission success. Listed below are some of the systems and aircraft that support and enable the Airborne Electronic Attack mission.


ALE-43(V) Bulk Chaff Pod

The ALE-43 Bulk Chaff Pod is a Navy and Marine Corps externally mounted pod used for the dispensing of chaff in the suppression of enemy air defenses.

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ALQ-99 Tactical Jamming System

The ALQ-99 Tactical Jamming System is designed to provide vital jamming capability against radar and communications targets in the suppression of enemy air defenses.

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ALQ-231 Intrepid Tiger Pod

The Intrepid Tiger II (IT II) is a precision pod designed to provide Marine Corps fixed and rotary wing aircraft with a distributed, adaptable and networked Airborne Electronic Warfare capability that can be controlled from the cockpit or by a ground operator.

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Electronic Warfare Services Architecture

Electronic Warfare Services Architecture (EWSA) is a distributed, adaptable network capability designed to integrate multiple Electronic Warfare (EW) technologies on manned and unmanned airborne platforms.

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Jammer Technique Optimization Group

The Jammer Technique Optimization (JATO) group, comprised of military, government and contract support, provides engineering, development and test support to develop, evaluate, validate, and provide radar and communications jamming techniques, tactics, procedures, and strategies throughout the lifecycle of Airborne Electronic Attack systems.

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Low Band Transmitter

The Low Band Transmitter (LBT) was designed to increase ALQ-99 reliability and availability by replacing two aging low band transmitters in order to provide vital jamming capability against low frequency radar and communication targets and is integrated on both the EA-6B Prowler and EA-18G GROWLER® aircraft.

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Next Generation Jammer

The AN/ALQ-249 Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band (NGJ-MB) is an external jamming pod capability currently in development.  It will address advanced and emerging threats, as well as the growing number of threats. NGJ-MB uses the latest digital, software-based and Active Electronically Scanned Array technologies and will provide enhanced airborne electronic attack capabilities to disrupt and degrade enemy air defense and ground communication systems.

NGJ-MB is part of the Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) system capability comprised of three stand-alone programs: NGJ Mid-Band, NGJ Low Band, and a future NGJ High Band. Each of the three programs covers a different frequency band and addresses a variety of adversary systems. NGJ will augment, and eventually replace, the ALQ-99 Tactical Jamming System currently integrated on the EA-18G Growler aircraft.

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