Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has announced the completion of the first power generation flight test of the Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band, the company said.
The US Navy will use the test data to inform the airworthiness authorization decision to fly NGJ-MB on the EA-18G Growler in the spring of 2020.
Raytheon conducted the three flight tests onboard a Calspan commercial jet to assess the jammer´s prime power generation system, known as the ram air turbine generator, at Niagara Falls Airport in New York. The generator scoops air from the airstream, turns a turbine and creates electricity that enables NGJ-MB to jam enemy radars and communications.
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