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Growler sees combat for first time over Libya

written by australianaviation.com.au | March 22, 2011
A file image of an EA-18G Growler preparing to takeoff from the USS George H W Bush.

The US Navy’s new Boeing EA-18G Growler electronic warfare aicraft made its combat debut over Libya, participating in coalition strike operations as part of Operation Odyssey Dawn.

According to reports, Navy Growlers flew from coalition bases near Libya in support of US Marine Corps AV-8B Harriers operating from USS Kearsarge conducting airstrikes against Muammar Gaddafi’s ground forces and air defences on March 20.

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