CLIFTON, N.J., April 17 (UPI) -- ITT Exelis and Boeing are ending their joint development of the Next Generation Jammer for the U.S. Navy.
The conclusion of the effort, ITT Exelis said, is the result of acquisition changes and program streamlining.
The system will be flown initially on EA-18G aircraft but will be adaptable for integration on future platforms. Working together, the companies developed the system to the point where it successfully completed the technology maturation phase.
"The technologies that have been created and tested by the Exelis-Boeing NGJ team are at the cutting edge of electronic attack," said Robert Ferrante, vice president and general manager of Exelis Electronic Systems' airborne electronic attack business.
"Exelis will continue to expand on the technical accomplishments made during technology maturation and we are committed to ensuring the NGJ program has unmatched capability to support this critical mission."
Boeing said it will focus its efforts on integration of the jammer onto the aircraft.
"The Exelis and Boeing NGJ team successfully developed and demonstrated advanced electronic attack technologies that will enhance future electronic attack capabilities for the joint warfighter," said Rick Martin, Boeing's Advanced Military Aircraft chief engineer.
"Boeing will continue to support warfighter requirements through a focused effort that ensures effective integration of NGJ capabilities with the Boeing EA-18G Growler."
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