Military Embedded Systems

EW transmitter from CAES gets production contract from U.S. Navy


October 25, 2023

Lisa Daigle

Assistant Managing Editor

Military Embedded Systems

EA-18G Growler/U.S. Navy photo.

ARLINGTON, Va. Electronics provider CAES won a contract from the U.S. Navy for production of the AN/ALQ-99 low band consolidation (LBC) transmitter used in electronic-warfare (EW) systems.

The company describes its system as a jammer that fits under an aircraft's wings that helps thwart the efforts of an adversary’s communications and radar systems, designed, built, and tested for use in multiple-octave-frequency bandwidths to cover a wide spectrum range of spectrum. 

The airborne electronic-warfare system was originally designed for Navy and Marine Corps vehicles such as the Navy’s EA-6B and EA-18G Growler aircraft.

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