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06:33 AM, March 8, 2018
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Next-gen jammer prototype

Raytheon has won $20 million US Navy contract for the Air and Missile Defense Radar and Next Generation Jammer spiral upgrades and scalable x-band radar development.

Work is expected to be completed June 8, 2020, US department of defense said in a statement Wednesday.

The US Navy and Australia are working jointly on the new Raytheon AN/ALQ-249 Next Generation Jammer that is currently being developed for the Boeing EA-18G Growler airborne electronic attack aircraft. Growler is a derivative of the Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet strike fighter.

The Gallium Nitride based active phased arrays is more capable than existing 40-year-old ALQ-99 pods.

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