Next Generation Jammer
The Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) system is an external jamming pod with advanced technology that will address the many diverse and rapidly changing threats on the electronic battlefield using the latest digital, software-based and Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) technologies. It will provide enhanced airborne electronic attack capabilities to disrupt and degrade enemy air defense and ground communication systems.
The NGJ mission is to deny, degrade, or deceive an enemy’s ability to use the electromagnetic spectrum by employing both reactive and pre-emptive jamming techniques, while enhancing the friendly force's use of it. NGJ will ultimately replace the existing AN/ALQ-99 Tactical Jamming System currently carried on EA-18G Growler aircraft and be employed as a vital component of future carrier air wings and expeditionary Electronic Attack forces.