Raytheon to develop attack system for US Navy

The US Navy has awarded US defence contractor Raytheon a $42m (£26m) contract to develop advanced electronic attack system technology, known as the Next Generation Jammer.

The Next Generation Jammer is scheduled to replace the legacy ALQ-99 jamming pods, providing new capabilities for the US Navy’s EA-18G Growler, F-35 aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles.

Raytheon completed an initial feasibility study and proposed an airborne electronic-attack architecture, concept design and demonstrator programme that will mature the technology for key elements of a Next Generation Jammer capability.