CPI Aerostructures selected to join Northrop Grumman Next Generation Jammer – Low Band program team

May 13, 2020
CPI Aero receives order for pod structure and risk reduction activities.

EDGEWOOD, N.Y., - CPI Aerostructures, Inc. has announced that it received an initial order from Northrop Grumman Corporation to supply structural components, assemblies and supporting risk reduction activities in support of Northrop Grumman’s proposal to the U.S. Navy for the Next Generation Jammer-Low Band (NGJ-LB) system. Northrop Grumman submitted its proposal for NGJ-LB Capability Block 1 (CB-1) in January 2020.

This initial purchase order funds non-recurring tooling, and other risk reduction activities supporting NGJ-LB CB-1. The anticipated period of performance of NGJ-LB CB-1 is through 2025 with deliveries commencing in the 1st quarter of 2021.

The Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) system is an external carriage Airborne Electronic Attack capability for the EA-18G that will provide enhanced capabilities to disrupt, deny, degrade, and deceive enemy air defense and ground communication systems. Comprised of three stand-alone programs - NGJ Mid-Band, NGJ Low Band, and a future NGJ High Band - each program covers a different frequency band and addresses a variety of adversary systems. NGJ will augment and eventually replace the ALQ-99 Tactical Jamming System currently integrated on the EA-18G Growler aircraft.

Douglas McCrosson, President and CEO of CPI Aero, stated, “CPI Aero is a critical supplier to several defense contractors in the airborne pod market in support of critical Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) and Electronic Warfare (EW) Missions. As the manufacturer of the ALQ-249 Next Generation Jammer - Mid Band pod structure and assembly developed by Raytheon, CPI Aero is very pleased to now bring its extensive experience to the Northrop Grumman team of EW engineering and mission experts.”

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