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.

The EA-6B Prowler and EA-18G GROWLER® aircraft are capable of carrying up to five of the system’s tactical jamming pods, two under each wing and one under the fuselage. Each jammer pod contains a ram air turbine generator, two selectable transmitter modules with associated antennas and a universal exciter that is interfaced with and controlled by the onboard system and aircrew.  The modular open architecture of the jammer system that facilitates optimizing transmitters and antennas for a given frequency range, can be tailored to meet mission requirements.