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    NAS Whidbey Island Begins Construction of NGJ Warehouse

    NAS Whidbey Island Begins Construction of NGJ Warehouse

    Photo By Petty Officer 1st Class Marc Cuenca | 200122-N-HC646-0054 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (Jan. 22, 2019) Capt. Eric P. Illston,...... read more read more

    The Naval Air Station Whidbey Island-based Electronic Attack Wing (COMVAQWINGPAC) held a groundbreaking ceremony January 22, 2020, for the construction of a Next-Generation Jammer (NGJ) Warehouse on Ault Field.

    The NGJ Warehouse facility accommodates the future testing, maintenance, storage and shipping of the NGJ pods used by U.S. Navy EA-18G Growlers, which aid the fleet
    with critical electronic countermeasure support during military operations.

    Capt. Eric P. Illston, commander, COMVAQWINGPAC, Capt. Christopher Bahner, deputy commander, COMVAQWINGPAC, and Capt. Michael Orr, program manager, Airborne Electronic Attack Program Office, kicked off the event.

    Ensign Laurence Egalla, construction manager, assigned to Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest, said the project involved the partnership of COMVAQWINGPAC, NAVFAC Northwest, Naval Air Systems Command, and contractor Tompco, Inc.

    “The NGJ system is an external pod system that consists of low, mid, and high jamming abilities that will ultimately replace the U.S. Navy’s ALQ-99 Tactical Jamming System on U.S. Navy EA-18G Growlers,” said Cindy Mattingly, senior communication and multimedia specialist of AVIAN information and multimedia services.

    The project is estimated to be complete by January 2021.



    Date Taken: 01.22.2020
    Date Posted: 01.28.2020 17:01
    Story ID: 360253
    Location: OAK HARBOR, WA, US

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