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Australia Cuts Deal with US Navy for Next Generation Jammer

Australia Cuts Deal with US Navy for Next Generation Jammer

Boeing EA-18G Growler airborne electronic attack aircraft

March 13, 2017 | Source: Defense News, defensenews.com, 28 February 2017, Nigel Pittaway

Australian Defence Minister Marise Payne announced Tuesday that Australia has entered into an agreement with the U.S. Navy to develop the Next Generation Jammer for the Boeing EA-18G Growler, an airborne electronic attack aircraft.

Payne announced the AUD $250 million (U.S. $192 million) investment during the opening day of the 2017 Australian International Airshow at Avalon, south of Melbourne.

“This is a $250 million investment by the Turnbull government that will [serve as] future proof [of[ the Growler’s capability,” she said. “As this is a rapidly evolving area, we will work in partnership with the United States Navy to develop the next-generation jamming capability, which will ensure that these aircraft remain at the technological forefront throughout their service life.”