Air International 2020-04
M.Ayton - EA-18G Growler. 21st Century Electronic Attack
An EA-18G Growler from VAQ-132 'Scorpions' takes on fuel from a Royal Australian Air Force KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport, an as F/A-18E holds alongside.
An NEA-18G Growler - BuNo 166642 ’DD-500’ (c/n F135/EA-2) - during a sortie.
VX-31 'Dust Devils' at NAWS China Lake, California, undertakes much of the Growler development work in partnership with VX-23 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland.
An EA-18G Growler from VAQ-132 'Scorpions' takes on fuel from a Royal Australian Air Force KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport, an as F/A-18E holds alongside.
This EA-18G is from the electronic attack weapons school, the Growler equivalent of TOPGUN at NAS Fallon, Nevada, known as HAVOC.
The ALQ-218 pods on the wingtips of the EA-18G required a wing redesign in order to cancel out vibration and aileron 'buzz'.
A Royal Australian Air Force Growler from No.6 Squadron returns from a Pitch Black 2018 mission.
The first publicly released image of an EA-18G Growler assigned to VX-23 loaded with a ALQ-249 Next Gen Jammer pod on station 3 (middle).
A pair of Boeing EA-18G Growlers, BuNo's 168377 'SD-523' (c/n G63) and 169143 SD-527' (c/n G134), assigned to the US Navy's Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 23 (VX-23) fly in formation over the Atlantic Ocean in August 2018.
EA-18G Growlers assigned to VX-23 'Salty Dogs,' which undertakes a lot of handling stores integration work.
A computer-generated image of a ALQ-249 Next-Gen Jammer Mid-band pod.
This image of a ALQ-249 NGJ Mid-band pod shows the forward and aft arrays.
A VX-31 EA-18G pilot straps in for a mission at NAWS China Lake.
An interesting perspective of electronic attack activity radiated from two ALQ-249 NGJ Mid-band pods.
An EA-18G Growler from VAQ-132 'Scorpions' takes on fuel from a Royal Australian Air Force KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport, an as F/A-18E holds alongside.