Lockheed Martin [LMT] said Tuesday it has received $18 million to develop the Army’s first electronic warfare pod to provide jamming capabilities on unmanned aerial systems.

The Army awarded Lockheed Martin a rapid prototyping Other Transaction Agreement to build and test the new EW pod for the “Air Large” component of its Multi-Function Electronic Warfare (MFEW) program on MQ-1C Gray Eagle UAS.

A U.S. Army MQ-1C Gray Eagle, the kind of unmanned aircraft that is to use the new GBSAA System radar at Fort Hood, Texas. Photo: U.S. Army.

Lockheed Martin said it will base the new prototype for the Army on its Silent CROW open architecture EW system, which the company added is “easily configured for a variety of airborne and ground platforms.”

“Silent CROW would enable U.S. soldiers to disrupt, deny, degrade, deceive and destroy adversaries’ electronic systems through electronic support, electronic attack and cyber techniques,” Lockheed Martin officials said in a statement.

The EW system is already designed to be easily configured for wing-mounted pods on Group 4 UAS, according to Lockheed Martin.

“The team has completed extensive internal research, development and testing on Silent CROW and will continue to evolve its cyber and electronic warfare systems to meet the emerging needs of our DoD customers and overcome advances in adversary technologies,” Lockheed Martin said in a statement.