Raytheon and the U.S. Navy have completed effective isotropic radiated power tests on the Next Generation Jammer prototypes over a six-week period in efforts to determine the electronic warfare system’s targeting range and capacity.
The company said Tuesday the team conducted the prototype testing at the Benefield Anechoic Facility within Edwards Air Force Base.
“Raytheon and the Navy developed a realistic testing program designed to ensure that the NGJ electronic warfare system meets its 2021 initial operating capability commitment,” said Travis Slocumb, vice president of electronic warfare systems at Raytheon’s space and airborne systems business.
According to Raytheon, NGJ utilizes solid-state electronics, beam-jamming techniques and an open systems architecture to support the Navy’s electronic warfare mission.
NGJ will eventually replace the ALQ-99 tactical jamming system on the service’s Boeing-built EA-18G Growler aircraft, Raytheon said.