Next Generation Jammer

Description:

Next Generation Jammer (NGJ), an external jamming pod, will address advanced and emerging threats alike, as well as the growing numbers of threats. NGJ 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. The system will replace the legacy AN/ALQ-99 Tactical Jamming System currently integrated on the EA-18G Growler aircraft. The NGJ System is the next step in the evolution of Airborne Electronic Attack (AEA) and is needed to meet current and emerging Electronic Warfare gaps, ensure kill chain wholeness against growing threat capabilities and capacity, and to keep pace with threat weapons systems advances and continuous expansion of the AEA mission area.  NGJ is an evolutionary acquisition program providing capability in three increments: Mid-Band, Low Band and High Band. 

AN/ALQ-249 Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band (NGJ-MB):

An external carriage Airborne Electronic Attack capability for the EA-18G Growler that is currently in the Engineering and Manufacturing Development phase with various testing underway. NGJ-MB utilizes the latest digital, software-based, and Active Electronically Scanned Array technologies in order to address advanced and emerging threats in the middle frequency bands of the electromagnetic spectrum. The NGJ-MB program is a joint program collaboration between the U.S. Department of Defense and the Australian Ministry of Defence.

NGJ-MB1                        NGJ-MB2

Next Generation Jammer Low Band (NGJ-LB):

An external carriage Airborne Electronic Attack capability for the EA-18G Growler that is currently in the Materiel Solutions Analysis phase executing two Demonstration of Existing Technologies contracts. The program will enter the next phase of acquisition when the Capability Block 1 contract is awarded fall 2020. NGJ-LB will utilize the latest digital and software-based technologies that will address advanced and emerging threats in the lower frequency bands of the electromagnetic spectrum. The NGJ-LB program is a joint program collaboration between the U.S. Department of Defense and the Australian Ministry of Defence.