Marine Corps Air Show The US Navy hopes to use the next-generation Jammer aircraft sometime next year, although the system will not be operational until 2022. Michael Orr, program manager of the service’s electronic attack system.
At present, the main naval electronic attack systems in the air are based on technology developed in the 1970s: when the service was changed from the old EA-6B Prowler to the new EA-18G Howler as an electronic attack aircraft, it was actually a radar-aircraft The jammer system on is basically the same. Service officials worry that the rapid development of China and Russia in electromagnetic warfare will have an adverse effect on pilots sooner or later.
In 2016, Raytheon received a $1 billion award for building the next-generation portable jammer. The Navy plans to spend $1.5 billion on NGJ development between 2019 and 2022. Orr said that the analog AN/ALQ-99 pod currently installed on the aircraft will continue to be used after the installation of the fully digital NGJ pod. The Navy and the Australian government have a joint development plan to implement the system development. He will not further detail Australia’s participation and will not integrate it with other NGJ aircraft in the future.