Tag: EA-18G Growler

This Airman has been the First USAF Pilot to Fly U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler in Combat
U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Jonathan Wright became the first Airman to pilot a U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler during a combat mission while stationed at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. On Nov. 19, 2018 U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Jonathan Wright became the first Airman to pilot a U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler during...
First AN/ALQ-249 Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band pod delivered to VX-23
The AN/ALQ-249 Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band will start various verification and test procedures in preparation for the second pod delivery early fall. The first AN/ALQ-249 Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band (NGJ-MB) Engineering Development Model pod arrived at Naval Air Station Patuxent River after a trek across America late July. Members of the combined...
The new company last sold the stop-check valve at $3,069.98 each. Previously, the same piece of equipment instead was sold by GE Aviation for $1,333.00 each. Research by BidLink.net found that a stop-check valve being fitted inside the fuel tanks of Super Hornets and Growlers has nearly doubled in price after GE Aviation...
Advanced Arresting Gear begins next round of aircraft testing with recovery of C-2 and E-2 aircraft
The latest Aircraft Recovery Bulletin by the U.S. Navy enables propeller aircraft: C-2A Greyhound, E-2C Hawkeye and E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, and jet aircraft: F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and E/A-18G Growler to perform flight operations aboard USS Gerald R. Ford. The latest Aircraft Recovery Bulletin (ARB) by the U.S. Navy has cleared the Advanced Arresting...
"I don't wanna make it just like 3 balls:" hear rendition of U.S. Navy’s pilots plan to draw sky penis
"What did you do on your flight?" the pilot joked in response to the EWO's suggestion. "Oh, we turned dinosaurs into sky penises." Geoff Ziezulewicz at Navy Times obtained a cockpit transcript of the pair of U.S. Naval Aviators behind the infamous penis “skydrawing” episode of 2017. "Draw a giant penis. That...
RAAF EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft achieve IOC
11 EA-18G Growler aircraft are operated by No. 6 Squadron based at RAAF Base Amberley and operate in conjunction with Australian air, land and sea forces. Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft has achieved Initial Operating Capability (IOC). “This will provide a capability edge by enhancing...
Boeing receives U.S. Navy contract to convert Block II Super Hornets to a new Block III configuration
Boeing will begin converting existing Block II Super Hornets to Block III early in the next decade. The fighter’s life also will be extended from 6,000 hours to 10,000 hours. With a three-year contract award for 78 F/A-18 Block III Super Hornets, Boeing will play a vital role in the U.S. Navy’s...
EA-18G with F-22 Kill Mark: what is the effectiveness of Growler’s Jamming System against F-22 and F-35 Stealth Fighters?
Since the Growler scored the simulated aerial victory against the Raptor, no further details have been provided on how the EA-18G got a missile lock on the F-22. Taken at Joint Base Andrews in 2009, the famous picture in this post shows a U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler (specifically aircraft EA-1, the...
Hornets’ Nest: Cool video shows U.S. Navy Strike Fighters thundering trough Star Wars Canyon
Here’s something you don’t see every day. Filmed by our friend Dafydd Philips, the cool clip in this post features F/A-18F Super Hornets belonging to VFA-154 ‘Black Knights’ and to VFA-122, ‘Flying Eagles’, both based at Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore along with EA-18G Growlers from VX-9 ‘The Vampires’ out at Naval...
Boeing Offers EA-18G Growler to Finland
In addition to the U.S. Navy, the EA-18G Growler is flown by the Royal Australian Air Force. Boeing and the U.S. Navy have received U.S. Department of Defense approval to offer the EA-18G Growler to Finland. Previously only Australia had been authorized to purchase the airborne electronic attack (AEA) aircraft.

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