Lockheed Martin and CobhamÂ have teamed up to compete for a U.S. Navy program that seeks to replace the ALQ-99 tactical jamming pod system onboard the serviceâ€™s Boeing-built EA-18 Growler electronic warfare aircraft.
The Next Generation Jammer Low Band program aims to develop a system that will work to build up the Growlerâ€™s electronic attack capabilities against incoming threats in the electromagnetic spectrumâ€™s lower frequency bands, Lockheed said Tuesday.
Joe Ottaviano, director of electronic warfare at Lockheed, said the team intends to meet the Navyâ€™s jamming requirements through the development of an open architecture-based system with a scalable design designed to balance capabilities with size, power and weight constraints.
Cobham will leverage its experience in providing development support for the Navyâ€™s ALQ-99 Low Band Transmitter/Antenna Group program.
Lockheed will bring to the team its experience in the development of naval and airborne EW platforms such as the AN/ALQ-210 and AN/ALQ-217 Electronic Support Measures systems and theÂ Advanced Off-Board Electronic WarfareÂ platform.