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!)
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!