EA-18G Growler from the “Dust Devils”

Today’s image of the day depicts an EA-18G Growler from VX-31, also known as the “Dust Devils”. The photo was taken by Jamie Hunter of Aviacom for the United States Navy. Dave Majumdar at the Examiner tipped us off and wrote a great analysis of the jet at that link. (Thanks, Dave!)

(Click on the photo for a huge full-screen look.)

The shot was taken over the desert terrain of interior California, nearthe China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station, where this aircraft is based.

Tomorrow in St. Louis Boeing will host the deliver ceremony of the Royal Australian Air Force’s first F/A-18F. Of the 24 F/A-18Fs the RAAF has on order, 12 are slated to be converted to EA-18Gs.

Flightglobal’s The DEW Line will be in St. Louis tomorrow to cover the ceremony. There will be more coverage later this week–stay tuned!


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One Response to EA-18G Growler from the “Dust Devils”

  1. Barbara Cockburn 13 July, 2009 at 10:16 pm #

    Thank you (anonymous #2) for the clarification, and glad you like the photo Wg.Cdr.David de Figueiredo. SC (retd.)!

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