The U.S. Navy started the final tests of two prototypes of the electronic warfare systems of the new generation of NGJ. As writes Flightglobal, these tests will be conducted during the summer of 2020, after which the military will choose one of the systems for serial production and deliveries to the fleet. As expected, the new system will be adopted in 2022 fiscal year (will begin in October 2021).
NGJ tests are carried out in the framework of the tender to develop the new digital electronic warfare system announced in 2019. The competition involved the American company Northrop Grumman and L3Harris. New “jammers” will replace the ALQ-99 Tactical Jamming System currently used by the electronic warfare aircraft EA-18G Growler.
Develop Nrothrop Grumman and L3Harris systems operate in the lower frequency range and is designed for jamming radar stations of air defense systems, targeting anti-aircraft missiles, and also some communication systems. These electronic warfare system made in the pod, was designated NGJ-LB.
The US Navy also plans in the 2022 financial year to adopt a suspension system electronic warfare NGJ-MB is a mid-range frequencies. Its development contract with the military is engaged in a U.S. company Raytheon. This system already has a index AN/ALQ-249. It is also being developed for aircraft EA-18G.
In 2016, the British company BAE Systems for the ordering Agency defense advanced research USA is engaged in the development of “smart” electronic warfare systems for combat aircraft. It will be a learning and will be able to put interference-even promising radar with variable operating frequency.
In the system developed under the project ARC (Adaptive Radar Countermeasures, adaptive combat radar) will be implemented machine learning algorithms with which it can adapt and develop new methods of anti-radar stations. In the first place with dynamic radar operating frequency.