Northrop Grumman to supply RF generation technology for US Navy's NEWEG


Northrop Grumman Amherst Systems has secured a new contract to deliver advanced radio frequency (RF) generation technology for the US Navy's next-generation electronic warfare environment generator (NEWEG) programme.

The NEWEG programme has been designed to provide the US Navy generator with advanced-threat laboratory and free space simulation capabilities.

Northrop Grumman Amherst Systems site director Joe Downie said: “Our RF generation technology is a generational leap in technology built on a foundation of strong RF simulation performance from our advanced multiple environment simulator and combat electromagnetic environment simulator heritage.”

Northrop Grumman’s RF signal generation technology features the company’s advanced pulse generation (APG) technology that leverages the newest direct digital synthesis techniques to produce advanced waveforms.

"Combined with an innovative application of mature, state-of-the-art technology and RF packaging, our approach meets the navy’s needs for modularity, ease of re-configuration, organic lifecycle sustainment and affordability."

The company is developing various enhancements to the APG's core design as part of the navy programme, which are expected to provide new levels of RF performance.

The design is based on the APG's open architecture modularity and flexibility, which makes its directly adaptable for use in laboratories, anechoic chambers and a wide range of other applications.

Downie added: “Combined with an innovative application of mature, state-of-the-art technology and RF packaging, our approach meets the navy’s needs for modularity, ease of re-configuration, organic lifecycle sustainment and affordability.”

The RF generation technology uses Northrop Grumman’s expertise in advanced, secure command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems to allow users to sense, share, collaborate and act with enhanced speed and assurance.