Tag: EA-18G Growler

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...
U.S. Navy EA-18G Growlers integrate with USAF F-16s and bring SEAD mission to the next level
"The EA-18G Growler flies an electronic attack mission using a suite of jamming pods to confuse enemy radars, greatly aiding in our (F-16) block 50's ability to conduct SEAD operations," Capt. Karl Wilson, 14th Fighter Squadron C-flight commander On Sep. 4, 2017, five U.S. Navy EA-18G Growlers, accompanied by more than 200 personnel, traveled across the Pacific Ocean from Naval...
Lokcheed Martin to upgrade U.S. Navy F/A-18E/F’s IRST21 sensor
IRST21 flies mounted in the F/A-18E/F's centerline fuel tank Lockheed Martin has secured two contracts from Boeing to upgrade its IRST21 sensor system for use on the U.S. Navy’s F/A-18E/F fleet. The company says $100 million will be spent “developing advanced software, performing hardware upgrades and delivering prototypes.” According to a Lockheed Martin news release, these efforts will further enhance IRST21's proven...
Global F/A-18 and EA-18 fleet hits 10 million flight-hours milestone
Today there are more than 1,200 F/A-18 and EA-18 aircraft flying in 71 U.S. Navy and Marine Corps squadrons, including the Blue Angels flight demonstration squadron. Seven international countries also operate the aircraft According to a Boeing news release the global F/A-18 and EA-18 fleet achieved a significant milestone, reaching the 10 million flight-hour mark. “Three hundred and sixty-five days a...
71 EMALS launches were conducted to confirm F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler outfitted with wing-mounted, 480-gallon external fuel tanks (EFTs) can launch without exceeding stress limits on the aircraft A software fix for the U.S. Navy’s Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) has been validated by the service at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, early this summer. As we have...
The AN/ALQ-249 Next Generation Jammer Inc 1 Mid-band capability, once fielded, will transform the way the U.S. Navy conducts electronic warfare As reported by Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) news release, the Airborne Electronic Attack Systems and EA-6B program office (PMA-234) completed a critical design review (CDR) for the AN/ALQ-249 Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) Increment (Inc) 1 Mid-band program at...