US Navy Awards L3Harris Technologies $496 Million Next Generation Jammer Contract

December 21, 2020 – The U.S. Navy has awarded L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) a five-year, $496 million contract to deliver prototype tactical jamming pods designed to extend U.S. Air superiority. The Next Generation Jammer Low Band (NGJ-LB) is a high-powered, high-capacity airborne electronic warfare (EW) system. L3Harris’ single-pod solution enables extended stand-off jamming capability, covers a broad spectrum and processes an…

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VAQ-131 Completes First Expeditionary Deployment

November 16, 2020 – The “Lancers” of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 131 completed their first expeditionary deployment aboard Naval Air Facility (NAF) Misawa, Nov. 6. As an expeditionary squadron, VAQ-131 now deploys their EA-18G Growlers to air bases worldwide and fluidly integrates with U.S. Air Force and foreign entities. “Up until last year, we were a carrier air wing squadron…

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Boeing Delivers First F/A-18 Block III Super Hornets to U.S. Navy for Flight Test

June 17, 2020 – Boeing delivered the first two F/A-18 Block III Super Hornets to the U.S. Navy for flight testing. One jet is a single-seat E model and the other is a two-seat F model. “The aircraft will be used for carrier suitability and integration testing of all Block III mission system components,” said Steve Wade, Boeing vice president,…

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Marotte Control’s CAS to Equip AARGM-ER on the F/A-18E/F, EA-18G and F-35

April 22, 2020 – Marotta Controls, a rapidly growing aerospace and defense supplier based in New Jersey, announced today that it has designed and will be manufacturing a new Control Actuation System (CAS) for Northrop Grumman. The CAS will be integrated into Northrop’s Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile – Extended Range (AARGM-ERs) specified for U.S. Navy and Air Force use. The…

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