Tag: EA-18G Growler

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...
Here's USAF’s first EA-18G Growler electronic attack fighter pilot
Although Air Force pilots and weapons system officers have flown in the program previously, Martin is the first pilot flying EA-18G Growlers with air to air capability Mountain Home Air Force Base (AFB) announced on Jan. 12, 2018 that 1st Lt. Kevin Martin has completed his transition to the Boeing EA-18G. Making him the first in the U.S. Air Force...
U.S. Navy might equip EA-18G Block II with UAV
Dubbed Dash X, the UAV will fold inside a canister and is designed to be carried on the EA-18G Growler During a media tour of Northrop Grumman’s mission systems facility outside Baltimore, Maryland, reporters were shown an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that folds inside a canister and designed to be carried on the EA-18G Growler. Partnering with VX Aerospace, the company...
Amid latest North Korea ICBM test, the U.S. depoys its most advanced fighter jets to South Korea
One day after six F-22s arrived at Gwangju Air Base, several local military sources said the F-35A Lightening II as well as the EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft arrived either at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi, or Kunsan Air Base in North Jeolla by Sunday One day after six F-22s arrived at Gwangju Air Base, media reports from South...
And here's the "special" (and already sold out)  EA-18G Growler sky "art" Christmas ornament
The U.S Navy EA-18G crew that made penis "skydrawing" last month has been given administrative punishment by Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker during a Nov. 22 hearing before a Field Naval Aviator Evaluation Board The curious main image of this post shows the "special" (and already sold out) PLANEFORM EA-18G Growler Sky 'Art' Christmas Ornament. Noteworthy as reported by The San Diego Union-Tribune...
U.S. Navy has only 170 F/A-18 Super Hornet strike fighters that can fight a war
In order to get its F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter squadrons to carriers, the U.S. Navy is transferring hundreds of parts from its non-deployed squadrons, decreasing those aircraft’s ability to respond to the call of duty if needed Vice Adm Mike Shoemaker, commander of Naval Air Forces, has warned Congress that he only have 170 F/A-18 Super Hornet strike fighters (or...

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