Marine Corps Air Show The U.S. Navy hopes to drive the next-generation "drone jammers" sometime next year, although the system will not be operational until 2022. Michael Orr, program manager for electronic attack systems for the service. 2016, Raytheon Received a $ 1 billion award for building the next-generation signal jammer. The Navy plans to spend $ 1.5 billion on NGJ development between 2019 and 2022.
Currently, the main naval airborne electronic attack system is based on technology developed in the 1970s: when the service changed from the old EA-6B Prowler to the new EA-18G Growler as an electronic attack aircraft, it was actually radar-jamming The aircraft system is basically the same. Service officials worry that China and Russia's rapid development in electromagnetic warfare will sooner or later put their pilots at a disadvantage.
Orr said that the simulated AN / ALQ-99 pods currently installed on the aircraft will continue to be used after the installation of all-digital NGJ pods, and the Navy and the Australian government have a joint development plan to implement the system development. He will not participate further in Australian activities and will not integrate other NGJ aircraft in the future.