The US Military’s New $1 Billion Jammer Is A Miracle Machine
The US Military’s latest advance in electronic warfare will knock out communication centers, deny enemy recon the information they need, create phantom aircraft, and provide other top secret services that we may never hear about.
Raytheon To Build Top Secret Jammers For US Navy
The U.S. Navy just awarded a $1 billion contract to Raytheon to build the Next Generation Jammer (NGJ), a cutting-edge electronic warfare machine that will take the already-impressive Growler to an unprecedented level.
Fox News Defense Specialist Allison Barrie discusses the cutting-edge electronic attack smart pod being built by Raytheon.
The new, one billion dollars supercharged NGJ electronic warfare technology will give the US military even greater power, further enhanced precision, and a faster response time for electronic attack and electronic warfare counter-measures.
To help thwart adversaries from targeting them, US forces can deploy jammers, making aircraft and troops “invisible” to enemy tech. Preventing detection enables effective strikes and helps keep American fighters safe. Jammers can also be used to create phantom aircraft to mislead enemy forces into believing other aircraft are in the air.
A variant of the F/A-18F Super Hornet, the aircraft combines electronic attack with fighter aircraft speed and maneuverability. Typically crewed with one pilot and one weapon systems officer, Growler can reach speeds of 1190 mph.
During an offensive move, Growler can enter the fight first, unleashing devastating electronic attack technology, the aircraft can suppress enemy air and ground defenses.
By jamming enemy radar, the Growler helps both air crews and ground strike teams to reach their target without being detected.
In addition to jamming the adversary’s communications over a broad frequency range, the ALQ-227 Communications Countermeasures Set also allows the Growler to locate, record, and play back enemy transmissions.
US forces need to work in heavily jammed environments. The Growler can unleash its Interference Cancellation System to defeat the jamming systems and ensure uninterrupted radio communications for ground, maritime, and air forces.
Equipped with AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles, the Growler can protect itself as well as attack enemy aircraft.
The NGJ equipped Growler uses electronic warfare, radio waves, laser light or other forms of directed energy to disrupt, disable, or confuse the enemy’s electronics. The technology also allows US forces to sense incoming missile radar, listen to adversaries’ radio signals, and more.
The Navy is aiming for operational capability in 2021.”
VIDEO: Meet The Military’s New $1 Billion Jammer
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