U.S. Navy, Royal Australian Air Force Solidify Radar Jammer Collaboration
PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — The U.S. Navy and Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to jointly develop the latest jammer technology, Naval Air Systems Command announced in a Nov. 2 release.
The Airborne Electronic Attack Systems and EA-6B Program Office (PMA-234) and the RAAF will cooperatively mature the AN/ALQ-249 Next Generation Jammer Mid-band (NGJ-MB) capability from here forward.
U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Mike Moran, program executive officer for Tactical Aircraft Programs; U.S. Navy Capt. Michael Orr, PMA-234 program manager; and RAAF Air Vice Marshal Cath Roberts attended the event held at U.S. Pacific Fleet Headquarters, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Oct. 18.
“This is a very important milestone for both nations,” Orr said. “PMA-234 is officially a joint program office partnering with one of our allies. It took four years of communication and collaboration to get to this point, and I commend both nations for their dedication to this partnership.”
The MOU provides the framework for communication, coordination and cooperation between the U.S. Navy and the RAAF during the NGJ-MB engineering & manufacturing development phase.