Tag: EA-18G Growler

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...
Carrier Air Wing 5 is the the U.S. Navy's only continuously forward-deployed air wing The interesting picture in this post features aircraft from the U.S. Navy's only continuously forward-deployed air wing, Carrier Air Wing 5 (CVW-5) which operates from Japan and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) today, flying in formation past Mt. Fuji 10 years ago this month. At the time this...
The new engines would increase the F414-GE-400's power output from 22,000 lbs to 26,400 lbs As reported by DefenseNews, the U.S. Navy has awarded to General Electric (GE) a $114.8 million contract aimed to install new engines on the service F/A-18 Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler aircraft. The fixed-price contract provides procurement funding for 28 Lot 20 and 21full-rate production F414-GE-400 engines. Noteworthy...
VAQ-130 Zappers is the oldest U.S. Navy electronic attack squadron and flies the EA-18G Growler Called "VAQ-130 Zappers Cruise 2016," the following cool video is probably the best EA-18G Growler footage you have ever seen so far. Taken during the unit recent deployment as part of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3 on board the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike)...
For more than four decades the EA-6B has been the U.S. Navy and USMC long-range, all-weather aircraft with advanced electronic countermeasures capability A commemoration ceremony was held aboard Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point, N.C., on Feb. 17, 2017 to honor the 40th anniversary of the delivery of the first U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) EA-6B Prowler. For more than four decades in...
According to the first results of the investigation the accident could have been caused by a frigid weather along with the routine washing of the aircraft A canopy explosion experienced on Dec. 16, 2016 by a Boeing EA-18G assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 132 Scorpions was behind the temporary grounding of the U.S. Navy entire fleet of Growler and...
The operational pause will allow both Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) and Boeing engineers time to investigate the accident Following an on-deck emergency experienced at NAS Whidbey Island by an EA-18G the U.S. Navy has temporarily suspended flight operations for the Super Hornet and Growler. As reported by the service press release in fact a U. S. Navy E/A-18G jet assigned...
Growler Ball 2016 provides an overview of the U.S. Navy EA-18G crews intense flight activity Join the EA-18G Growlers of the Pacific Northwest in celebrating Growler Ball 2016. The video-compilation in this post features the most sierra hotel clips of the Pacific Northwest Growlers in action across the fleet. Growler Ball 2016, even though is a short footage, provides an overview...

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