ITT Exelis has successfully completed the 33-month technology maturation phase of the U.S. Navy's Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) program. Installed on the U.S. Navy's EA-18G electronic attack aircraft, the Next Generation Jammer will allow U.S. forces to defeat integrated air defense systems and disable an enemy's electronic communications, command and control capabilities.

"The NGJ will provide U.S. and allied fighting forces with the tool they need to dominate the electromagnetic spectrum on even the most advanced battlefield," said Rich Sorelle, president of Exelis Electronic Systems. "During the past 33 months, Exelis has worked closely with the U.S. Navy to ensure our technology is ready for the next stage of this important program."

During the course of the technology maturation phase, Exelis successfully designed, developed and tested a number of subsystems critical to the Next Generation Jammer. The technologies that were effectively demonstrated in a laboratory environment include advanced receiver controlled jamming, digital radio frequency memory and mid-band aperture.

The Exelis team also proved the effectiveness of its power generation and control systems. It integrated an advanced ram air turbine and associated equipment onto a specially developed concept demonstrator pod for wind tunnel testing at NASA's Langley Research Station, in Hampton, Va.

Throughout the technology maturation phase, work was performed at Exelis facilities in Clifton, N.J., and Amityville and Bohemia, N.Y.