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US Navy hoists Growler to conduct NGJ developmental tests

Tuesday, March 24, 2020   (0 Comments)

By Stephen Kuper  |  March 24, 2020  |  Defence Connect


The US Navy’s Naval Air Systems Command has hoisted a real EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft into the air at the Air Combat Environmental Test and Evaluation Facility anechoic chamber at Naval Air Station Patuxent River to test the Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band (NGJ-MB) pod.

As part of the testing process, the NGJ-MB Engineering Development Model (EDM) pods, developed by Raytheon, completed more than 400 hours of basic functionality, electromagnetic environmental effects (E3) data collection and performance testing over a period of three months. 

US Navy Captain Michael Orr, Airborne Electronic Attack Systems (PMA-234) program manager, explained the importance of the test, stating, "This chamber test period was instrumental to the NGJ-MB Developmental Test program, and its success was the direct result of outstanding teamwork among the Program Office, Integrated Test Team, and Raytheon stakeholders." READ MORE...

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