ITT Exelis Making Progress toward Navy’s Next Generation Jammer (NGJ)
Exelis is addressing the Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) program head-on.
Our rich history as an electronic warfare systems supplier and its experience with NGJ’s predecessor, the ALQ-99, make Exelis the ideal partner for the NGJ team.
Exelis has over 40 years of experience in airborne electronic attack, particularly through the ALQ-99, which has been critical to both the Growler and the EA-6B Prowler programs.
During the most recent upgrade to the ALQ-99, Exelis pioneered the use of Direct Digital Synthesis technology for exciter applications. And its past experience includes developing the first advanced digital technologies to provide precision jamming for electronic attack applications.
The Next Generation Jammer will provide a dramatic upgrade over existing technology, ensuring complete U.S. dominance of the electromagnetic spectrum and guaranteeing our forces a comprehensive capability to respond to evolving threats.
The Exelis team is already hard at work on the Next Generation Jammer.
Most recently, during the NGJ program’s Technology Maturation phase, Exelis successfully completed testing of the electronically steerable array transmitter technology envisioned for NGJ.
The testing, observed by U.S. Navy representatives, successfully demonstrated multiple critical technology elements, including Digital Beam-Forming, Mid Band Power Amplifiers and High Band Power Amplifiers. The technology displayed high levels of technical maturity and performance.
In addition, Exelis have also completed wind tunnel testing of the full-scale pod at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA. The testing demonstrated the power generation and control capability of the pod's Ram Air Turbine (RAT), which is used to generate electrical power for the Electronic Attack payload.
These results have proven the Exelis NGJ capability to direct broadband, high-power RF energy directly at targets under dynamic environmental conditions without unintended effects or disruptions.
Exelis: A Legacy of Innovation and Program Management Success
Exelis has extensive experience in systems engineering, design, development, integration, and production for a variety of airborne Electronic Warfare systems. The company's expertise spans decades, from the earliest beginnings of Electronic Warfare in the 1940s to the advanced systems fielded today.
Exelis has demonstrated program management expertise with a number of systems, including the ALQ-214 IDECM Defensive System for the F/A-18 Hornet. IDECM has been the model for program success, providing more than 170 consecutive months of 100 percent on-time delivery to NAVAIR.
Exelis and NAVAIR have worked together for over a decade to reduce IDECM’s acquisition cost to the government by nearly 50 percent. The expertise gained from our work on this program, as well as on the U.S. Air Force electronic attack program for the B-52 platform, will be applied to NGJ, leveraging the Navy's original investment to deliver an incalculable benefit to the warfighter.
The Exelis team also understands the proprietary concerns of today’s military. Exelis has a long history of working with our Armed Services to resolve issues surrounding ownership rights and to facilitate upgrade capacities. This experience ensures seamless integration, deployment and post-installation maintenance.
The Exelis team provides the NGJ program and NAVAIR with an unmatched record of proven performance, capability, related experience and successful post-production support. This will mean reduced-risk acquisition and lower sustained life cycle costs now, and well into the system's deployment.
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