Northrop Grumman has delivered the 100th set of airborne electronic attack (AEA) components to the US Navy for installation on in-production EA-18G Growlers.
The AEA kit features wing tip pods and gun bay pallets, specialised antennas and receivers, the AN/ALQ-218 antenna/tactical jamming system receiver, and the AN/ALQ-227 communication countermeasures set/electronic attack unit.
“This delivery milestone demonstrates the dedication of the Northrop Grumman team to the EA-18G Growler program,” Capt Frank Morley, the US Navy’s PMA265 F/A-18 and EA-18G program manager said in a statement. “Every airborne electronic attack subsystem they have produced is of the highest quality, allowing us to stay ahead of current and evolving threats.”
The US Navy has ordered at least 108 EA-18Gs while the RAAF has an additional 12 Growlers on order.