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Rivals Team Up for New B-52 Jammer

Anticipating that the U.S. Air Force will soon reinstate the requirement for a long-range radar jammer for the B-52 bomber, former rivals Boeing and Northrop Grumman have teamed up.

Service officials say a program called Common Core Jammer (CCJ) is under consideration, but no decisions have been made and no request for proposals issued.

The previous program, the Standoff Jammer System (SOJS), was canceled two years ago after cost estimates exploded from $1 billion to $7 billion. The CCJ would be limited to low-frequency, early warning radar and communications, in hopes of avoiding the same requirement creep that doomed the SOJS.

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