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New Generation Jammers Will Be Tested Soon

American company Northrop Grumman will participate in the tender for the expansion and delivery technique for clogging the new epoch (Next Generation Jammer, NGJ) for the Navy in the country. According to an official press release, the company's representatives are now filling out an application.

New generation jammers

It is conveyed that in the first quarter of 2010, the U.S. Navy plans to select up to four companies to create the new system concept. In 2011, two of them will get contracts for developing demonstration versions of NGJ. In the fourth quarter of 2012, the U.S. Navy signed an agreement on creating and producing a new system with the establishment, whose consequence will be the most perfect.

According to the company, the winner in the competition can get a "hundred million dollars" to develop. The company notes that its NGJ method will return ALQ-99, which is presently established on the airliner EA-18G Growler. It is pointed out that the ALQ-99 is still an effective tool in electronic warfare.

New tests

Tests plane EA-18G Growler, which lasted several months, was completed in November last year. After that, the U.S. Navy began an evaluation phase of the fighting abilities of new machines. It was reported that the airplane EA-18G Growler, which is positioned as a replacement for EA-6B Prowler, entered service in 2009. In 2013, it was planned to equip the troops with 88 such planes.

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