Business

November 2, 2012

Northrop Grumman, ITT Exelis partner for U.S. Navy’s next gen jammer

Northrop Grumman and ITT Exelis are teaming to bring together the best of industry to offer unique solutions for the U.S. Navy’s Next Generation Jammer program.

The two companies have been involved in electronic warfare and airborne electronic attack technological development since the 1960s, making them well positioned to compete for the next phase of this critical naval war fighting capability – the Technology Demonstration phase.

“The combined expertise of the Northrop Grumman-Exelis team promises to bring the most technologically advanced, innovative and low-risk solution to our Navy customer’s Next Generation Jammer program,” said Pat McMahon, sector vice president and general manager, Northrop Grumman military aircraft systems. “The demonstrated performance of both companies makes this team well positioned to seamlessly transition into the Technology Demonstration phase of the program and continue its long legacy of support to naval aviation and airborne electronic attack.”

“The partnership of Northrop Grumman and Exelis provides the Navy with a team that uniquely understands the customer’s needs,” said Rich Sorelle, acting president of Exelis Electronic Systems. “This collaboration will allow the companies to integrate the best of their independently developed subsystems and components into one truly interoperable system, ensuring U.S. forces will be able to control the battlespace electromagnetic spectrum.”

The Navy’s NGJ will fly on the EA-18G Growler as the newest, most advanced electronic attack aircraft in the world, and will provide U.S. forces with the ability to suppress and defeat enemy integrated air defense systems and disrupt and disable an enemy’s ground-based communications capabilities.

Northrop Grumman is leveraging four decades of expertise in designing, developing and delivering advanced weapons systems that support the customer’s electronic warfare and airborne electronic attack missions.

Exelis most recently fielded the Universal Exciter Upgrade for the existing AN/ALQ-99 Tactical Jamming System that has significantly expanded its capabilities. The combined expertise of Exelis and Northrop Grumman’s affordable and modular electronic warfare mission technologies will provide the U.S. Navy with the solutions required for the Next Generation Jammer.

 




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Headlines March 27, 2015

News General Dynamics withdraws as T-100 prime contractor General Dynamics Information Systems and Technology has withdrawn itself as the prime contractor on the T-100, the offering for the T-X trainer replacement program based on the Alenia Aermacchi M-346 design.   Business SpaceX’s fight with U.S. Air Force called a clash of perceptions Billionaire Elon Musk’s...
 
 

News Briefs March 27, 2015

Contractor extradited from Iraq pleads guilty in bribes case A man extradited from Iraq in a military contract bribery case has pleaded guilty to three charges in an agreement with federal prosecutors. U.S. District Judge Thomas Rose has scheduled sentencing for July 1 for Metin Atilan. His attorney, Nick Gounaris, says the two sides agreed...
 
 

Ninth Boeing GPS IIF reaches orbit, sends first signals

Boeing Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF satellites are steadily replenishing the orbiting constellation, continuing to improve reliability and accuracy for users around the world. The ninth GPS IIF reached orbit about three hours, 20 minutes after launching today aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., and...
 

 

F-35 Lightning II costs drop, report shows

A recent account of F-35 Lightning II aircraft program costs shows decreases, the Air Force’s F-35 program executive officer told reporters in a media roundtable March 24, 2015. Lt. Gen. Christopher C. Bogdan, citing this year’s selected acquisition report on the aircraft, called the roundtable to clarify cost and performance facts. He also acknowledged the...
 
 
NG-growler2

Northrop Grumman delivers center/aft ‘shipset’ for first international EA-18G Growler

Northrop Grumman photograph Northrop Grumman mechanics perform final quality inspections on the center/aft fuselage shipset produced by the company for the first Australian EA-18G Growler. The subassembly will be delivered to B...
 
 
Navy photograph by Monica McCoy

Navy conducts production acceptance test of Tomahawk missile

Navy photograph by Monica McCoy Members of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division team at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head prepare a Tomahawk missile for a functional ground test at the Large Motor Test Fa...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>