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A quick look at USMC EA-6A 'Electric Intruder' operations during the Vietnam War
USMC EA-6A 'Electric Intruder' was the most capable electronic warfare aircraft of the conflict Grumman’s A-6 Intruder was the ‘Main Battery’ of carrier aviation throughout the Vietnam War. It represented the most capable medium attack aircraft in-theatre for the entire conflict, being capable of striking targets with a heavy load of ordnance in almost any...
USMC T-34C pilot under investigation for drawing penis in the skies over California
The T-34C flew the unusual path over Salton Sea, an isolated location southeast of Palm Springs A U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) T-34C pilot from Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 101 (VMFAT-101) is under investigation after it was revealed that his flight path resembles a penis while over the Salton Sea, California on Oct. 23, 2018. Aircraft Spots, a Twitter account that...
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,...
Engine component failure behind last month RAAF EA-18G incident at Nellis
“We are confident we have identified what we think is the likely cause,” RAAF Group Capt. Tim Alsop Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Group Capt. Tim Alsop told Las Vegas Review-Journal that “a particular component failure” on one of the engines of EA-18G had a role to play in the fire at Nellis Air Force Base (AFB) on Jan. 27,...
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...
Japan could buy EA-18G Growler electronic-warfare aircraft to boost its Anti-Access/Area Denial strategy
Japan's Defense Ministry plans to officially put in a request to buy these specialized aircraft in the Mid-Term Defense Program at the end of the year. Once approved, the acquisition will take place between 2019 to 2023 According to the Nikkei, Tokyo is taking a look at getting electronic-warfare (EW) aircraft and Boeing’s EA-18G Growler is one of the options being...
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...
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...
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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