Lockheed Martin and Cobham have teamed to compete for the US Navy’s (USN's) Next Generation Jammer-Low Band (NGJ-LB) requirement, the two companies announced on 10 April.
The NGJ-LB is part of the AN/ALQ-249 NGJ system designed to replace the ALQ-99 tactical jamming system carried by USN E/A-18G Growler airborne electronic attack aircraft. Designed to disrupt and degrade enemy air defence and ground communication systems, the NGJ is being delivered in three increments: the already contracted NGJ-Medium-Band (NGJ-MB); NGJ-LB; and a future NGJ-High Band. Each programme covers a different frequency band and addresses a variety of adversary systems.
Lockheed Martin and Cobham already work together on the Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program Block 2 and AN/ALQ-248 Active Offboard Electronic Warfare system programmes.
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