U.S. Navy’s newest EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft, mass production
EA-18G” Growler “electronic attack aircraft in 2010 to replace the EA-6B” Prowler “aircraft carrier began service
It Navy Times website December 2, 2009 report] has already approved a new generation of U.S. Navy EA-18G “Growler” electronic attack aircraft of the mass of the aircraft in 2010 to replace EA-6B “Prowler” Start served on the aircraft carrier.
“Growler” electronic attack aircraft manufacturer Boeing St. Louis plant will gradually increase production, production of 20 aircraft per year to meet the Navy’s 88 total demand for electronic attack aircraft.
support the U.S. Navy’s first “Growler” electronic attack squadron 132 known as “Scorpio” (Scorpions) unit, the unit has five aircraft based at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station. Navy hopes that the unit can support operational deployment in 2010, but will be deployed on aircraft carriers in what is still unknown.
“Scorpio” is a U.S. Navy squadron in the next three years to establish the 12 combat squadrons in the first. U.S. Navy initially said that “Growler” electronic attack aircraft will be retired in 2012, but according to Navy officials now say they are considering a number of aircraft in service will be extended for several years. (China Shipbuilding Technology and Economy Institute Lei Song)
Photos: U.S. Navy’s newest EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft