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RAYTHEON WINS NGJ INCREMENT I
CONTRACT, BAE FILES PROTEST

(McClean, VA). According to the Navy,
the unusual awarding of the single TD
award, rather than continuing with a
multiple contractor competition during
the TD phase, was partially the result
of the reduced risk provided by the program’s extended TM phase together with
the belief that the move will lead to significant cost savings.
NGJ will replace the aging ALQ-99
tactical jamming system pods of the EA18G “Growler” tactical aircraft, performing a broad range of tactical stand-off
jamming missions, including suppression of enemy air defenses (SEAD) as
well as disruption or denial of modern
communications, in both conventional
and irregular warfare scenarios. NGJ

will deliver more than 10 times the effective radiated power (ERP) of the
current ALQ-99 system and will also incorporate advanced coherent jamming
capabilities. Increment I comprises the
mid-band pod portion of the requirement, which is to be followed by development of separate pods for the low-and
high-band requirements. In addition to
the EA-18G, the NGJ may eventually be
integrated on unmanned aerial vehicles
(UAVs), F-35 and other manned aircraft.
The NGJ program is closely aligned
with the Office of Naval Research (ONR)
Next-Generation Airborne Electronic Attack (NGAEA) project, the goal of which
is to develop and advance the readiness
level of certain high-risk, high-payoff

The Journal of Electronic Defense | August 2013

Following a two-year technology
maturation (TM) effort, the US Naval
Air Systems Command (Patuxent River,
MD), has awarded Raytheon (El Segundo, CA) a $279 million contract for the
Technology Development (TD) phase of
the Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) Increment I (mid-band) program. However,
one of the competitors for the contract
has filed a protest with the Government
Accountability Office (GAO).
Raytheon will be sole contractor to
continue on to the TD phase, beating
out competitors BAE Systems (Nashua,
NH) and the team of Northrop Grumman
(Rolling Meadows, IL) and ITT Exelis

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The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From The President
Letters
The Monitor
Washington Report
World Report
The Spectrum Management Challenge: Creating Order From Chaos
Technology Survey: ELINT Receivers
EW 101
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
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JED - August 2013 - Conferences Calendar
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