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Navy Concludes Tests on Demo Jammer Systems for Growler Aircraft

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The U.S. Navy tested low radio frequency spectrum jammer systems in support of a program that seeks to replace the ALQ-99 electronic warfare systems installed on EA-18G Growler aircraft units.

The service branch said Monday it tested jamming technology on prototype pods at the Facility for Antenna and Radar Cross-Section Measurement and the Air Combat Environmental Test and Evaluation Facility in Patuxent River, Md., as part of the Next Generation Jammer-Low Band Demonstration of Existing Technologies effort.

The NGJ-LB team sought consensus on quarantine and test execution guidelines from the contractors, government officials and the Naval Test Wing Atlantic’s chief flight surgeon prior to the tests.

Northrop Grumman and L3Harris Technologies collaborated with the Navy to demonstrate their low band jamming systems.

The Navy is slated to pick a contractor for the development of an operational NGJ-LB Block 1 tactical jamming pod for integration into Growler aircraft units.