Tag: EA-18G Growler

Petty Officer3rd Class Daniel Gaither
“My conclusion was that Boeing did not try to find the solution to physiological episodes problem,” Clinton Cragg, principal engineer for NASA’s engineering and safety center NASA’s review into the unexplained physiological episodes (PEs) occurring on the U.S. Navy’s F/A-18 and EA-18G fleet concluded that Boeing depended ‘almost entirely’ on the U.S. Navy to fix the issues. “What this review of Boeing’s PE...
Video shows VAQ-138 EA-18G making emergency landing at Hyakuri air base, Japan
The EA-18G was accompanied by another Growler, both were flying from Guam to Misawa Air Base when a cockpit indicator showed that one was running low on fuel Taken on May 14, 2018 the interesting video in this post features an a EA-18G assigned to VAQ-138 Yellow Jackets making an emergency landing at Hyakuri Air Base. It was accompanied by another Growler,...
EA-18G to get machine learning algorithms to counter fast-changing enemy radar
Machine learning could help the EA-18G Growler’s crew locate the hostile radar signals among the noise, and then direct the aircraft’s electronic attack units to jam those signals The EA-18G will soon have machine learning software installed in order for its crew to better counter modern radar systems. According Flight Global such machine learning algorithms would be needed “against agile, adaptive,...
300th F/A-18E single-seat Super Hornet delivered to the U.S. Navy
"The 300th F/A-18E Super Hornet will serve in the Navy for the next 15 to 25 years and it will reach an extended service life of 9,000 flight hours before it is retired," U.S. Navy Capt. Paul Filardi, DCMA Boeing St. Louis commander A Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) Boeing St. Louis pilot recently delivered the 300th F/A-18E single-seat variant...
Boeing offers EA-18G to Germany to replace Luftwaffe's Tornado ECR
The EA-18G is the only aircraft that can perform the dedicated electronic warfare (EW) and suppression of enemy air defences (SEAD) missions of the Tornado ECR Boeing is offering its EA-18G along with the F/A-18E/F to Germany for its Tornado replacement program. Boeing director for global sales for strike, surveillance, and mobility, Bryan Crutchfield, told Jane’s the EA-18G is well-suited to...
VX-9 EA-18G crew RTBs blined and frozen after Growler's ECS failed in flight
Flying blind, the EA-18G crew relied on a Garmin watch for navigation back to Whidbey Island. Breathing on oxygen from emergency equipment, they almost ran out of air by the time they landed Crew members of a U.S. Navy EA-18G assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Nine (VX-9) were injured when their jet’s environmental control system (ECS) failed during...
Boeing to integrate CFT on U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jets
The integration of the CFT is one of the several improvements that will feature the Block III Super Hornet which Boeing is currently developing  The Pentagon announced on Feb. 14, 2018 that Boeing has been awarded $219 million “for the design, development, test and integration of the conformal fuel tank (CFT) in support of the F/A-18.” Majority of the work is to...
Footage shows RAAF EA-18G Growler incident at Nellis AirForce Base
The EA-18G Growler incident on Saturday was an aborted takeoff. The aircraft subsequently caught fire As we have previously reported, on Jan. 27, 2018 a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) EA-18G Growler experienced an engine failure and skidded off the runway at Nellis Air Force Base (AFB). KTNV Channel 13 Las Vegas has a video of the incident. According to Nellis AFB officials,...
RAAF EA-18G Growler skids off runway and catches fire at Nellis AFB
Currently four RAAF EA-18Gs from 6SQN are deployed at Nellis AFB for Red Flag 18-1 As reported by Daily Express, a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) EA-18G Growler experienced an engine failure and skidded off the runway at Nellis Air Force Base (AFB). Currently four RAAF EA-18Gs from 6SQN are deployed at Nellis AFB for Red Flag 18-1. Daily Express reports a...
Kuwait is finally ready to purchase 40 F/A-18 Super Hornet strike fighters
The country was cleared to buy 32 F/A-18Es and 8 F/A-18Fs during the final days of the Obama administration According Gulfnews.com Kuwait is ready to proceed with a plan to buy 40 F/A-18 Super Hornet strike fighters from Boeing. The country was cleared to buy 32 F/A-18Es and 8 F/A-18Fs during the final days of the Obama administration. In November 2016, the...