Growlers full fleet arrive in Australia


Growlers full fleet arrive in Australia (1.9 mins)

Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, together with the Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Leo Davies, today welcomed the full fleet of EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft to RAAF Base Amberley. Since the first two Growlers arrived in Australia in February 2017, the fleet has grown to the full twelve scheduled aircraft. The Growler is based on the F/A-18F Super Hornet airframe and fitted with additional avionics, enhanced radio frequency receivers, an improved communications suite and radio-frequency jamming pods that enable it to jam enemy systems. It will provide a complementary capability to the F/A-18F Super Hornet and the F-35A Lightning II aircraft.

Publish Date 07 Jul 2017
Tags V20170278
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