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Navy contracts Raytheon for Next Generation Jammer development

May 4 (UPI) — Raytheon has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Navy for additional services on the Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band.

The deal, announced Thursday by the Department of Defense, is valued at more than $25.1 million under the terms of a cost-plus-incentive-fee contract, which is a modification to a previous Pentagon award.

The contract from Naval Air Systems Command enables Raytheon to provide additional “structural analysis and structural design efforts,” in producing the “Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band, including static and fatigue requirements,” the Defense Department said.

The Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band is designed to address current, emerging and future electronic warfare gaps, according to the U.S. Navy.

Work on the contract will occur in El Segundo, Calif., Dallas, Texas, and Ft. Wayne, Ind., and is expected to be complete in September 2018.

The total cumulative value of the contract will be obligated to Raytheon at time of award from Navy fiscal 2018 research, development, test and evaluation funds.

The obligated funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year in September, the Pentagon said.

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