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With protest settled, USN moves forward on NGJ-LB contracts

29 October 2018

L3 Technologies Communications Systems West and Northrop Grumman Mission Systems have each been awarded a USD35.75 million US Navy (USN) contract to provide for the demonstration of existing technologies (DET) in support of the Next Generation Jammer-Low Band (NGJ-LB) programme.

NGJ-LB is an external jamming pod that is part of a larger NGJ weapon system that will augment and, ultimately, replace the ageing AN/ALQ-99 Tactical Jamming System.

The NGJ-LB, formerly known as the Increment 2, will address Airborne Electronic Attack (AEA) shortfalls in scalability, flexibility, supportability, interoperability, availability, and capability of the existing ALQ-99 against enemy threats operating in the lower frequency bands of the electromagnetic spectrum, according to the USN’s fiscal year 2019 (FY 2019) budget documents.

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