EA-18G Growler: 21st Century Electronic Attack

AIR International details the Boeing EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft and its Next-Gen Jammer, as Mark Ayton considers what lies ahead for this sophisticated node in the modern battlespace.

Boeing’s EA-18G Growler dates back to a 2001 requirement from the US Department of the Navy for an analysis of alternatives for a new electronic attack aircraft to replace the EA-6B Prowler. The EA-18G, an advanced derivative of the F/A-18F Super Hornet, was selected as the ideal as a stand-off and escort jammer for the US Navy. Now in its second decade of US Navy service, the EA-18G continues to be the only dedicated tactical electronic attack aircraft in the US Department of Defense (DoD) inventory.

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