The Next Generation Jammer Test and Evaluation (T&E) team recently won the Department of the Navy’s T&E award for their accomplishments on two Acquisition Category 1 programs in 2020. Part of the Airborne Electronic Attack (AEA) Systems Program Office (PMA-234), the NGJ T&E team tests and evaluates the NGJ Mid-Band (NGJ-MB) and NGJ Low-Band (NGJ-LB) capabilities that will augment, and ultimately replace the legacy ALQ-99 Tactical Jamming System currently used on the EA-18G Growler aircraft. “This was an incredible collaboration between the program office, NAVAIR [Naval Air Systems Command], the test community, big Navy, and industry,” said Capt. Michael Orr, PMA-234 program manager. “The team moved mountains in 2020 to support critical test efforts for NGJ-MB and NGJ-LB, which are complex enough as we integrate cutting edge technology into a system of systems. What is truly remarkable is that they accomplished these efforts simultaneously and during a worldwide pandemic.” The team developed ground-breaking test strategies that made the best use of early testing, Capabilities Based Test & Evaluation (CBT&E), suitability testing, and modeling & simulation that will meet program objectives and provide a capability that meets warfighter requirements, said PMA-234 T&E Lead Dan Ensminger. “We were challenged to think outside […]
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