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technologies for possible incorporation into NGJ. A core element of the
advanced capabilities provided through
NGJ is its active electronically scanned
array (AESA) technology, leveraged in
part by work done on gallium nitride
(GaN) transmit/receive (T/R) modules
being developed for advanced radar systems, as well as the Navy’s Surface EW
Improvement Program (SEWIP) for the
SLQ-32. Raytheon will use its GaN-based
AESA technology in its NGJ design. In a
press release announcing the award, Rick
Yuse, president of Raytheon’s Space and
Airborne Systems Business (McKinney,
TX), said “Our technology approach met
the program requirements and leveraged
our industry team’s extensive experience
in combat-proven, high-reliability agilebeam RF systems designed for demanding carrier-based aircraft environments.”
The cost-plus-incentive-fee TD contract covers maturation and demonstration of technologies to demonstrate
Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 6 for
Critical Technology Elements (CTEs),
system design in preparation for a Preliminary Design Review (PDR), as well

as refinement of technology tradeoffs to
improve affordability, system efficiency,
and host-platform compatibility. FY 2013
Research, Development, Test & Evaluation (RDT&E) funding of $50,030,189 was
obligated at the time of award.
Work was expected to be completed
by May of 2015, however, shortly after
announcement of the award, BAE Systems lodged a protest with the GAO, and
Raytheon has been ordered to stop work
on the program pending review. According to BAE spokesperson, Paul Roberts,
“We (BAE) protested the award based on
concerns with the Navy’s evaluation of
our offering.”
If, or when, work is resumed, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems
(McKinney, TX) will lead the company’s
effort, though work will be spread out
primarily across Raytheon’s facilities in
El Segundo, CA (56 percent); Ft. Wayne,
IN (13 percent); Dallas, TX (11percent);
Torrance, CA (10 percent. The mid-band
NGJ capability is planned for an earliestpossible delivery to the fleet in FY2020,
followed by the low-band capability in
2022 and high-band in 2024.

In a related announcement, NAVAIR
awarded Boeing Co. (St. Louis, MO) a $17
million cost-plus-incentive-fee contract
to ensure that the development, preparation and delivery of the EA-18G aircraft
modification design is suitable for the
TD stage of the NGJ pod program. Boeing
had been partnered with Exelis on the
NGJ program, however, that arrangement
was terminated in April of 2012 with
Exelis continuing its efforts on NGJ and
Boeing concentrating on the integration
of the jammer on the EA-18G. Work on
Phase I of the NGJ pod hardware integration will be done in St. Louis, and is expected to be completed in October 2014.
FY2013 RDT&E funding of $10 million was
obligated at the time of the award.
Meanwhile, Naval Sea Systems Command, NSWC Crane Division (Crane,
IN), has released a pre-solicitation announcement for the NGJ Increment II
(low-band) capability. The effort covers
Concept Exploration Studies (CES) for
key amplifier and antenna/radome subsystems in support of NAVAIR’s, Tactical
Aircraft, EA-6B/Airborne Electronic Attack program office (PMA-234).

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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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