Australia converting 12 F/A-18Fs into EA-18Gs

Australia is converting 12 of its Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornets into EA-18G Growlers–which is half of its fleet. The $1.57 billion deal is being administered through the Foreign Military Sales process. But a big question remains…

Growler_graphic.jpgHow is the US government going to supply the Australians with ALQ-99 pods for their Growlers? While there is a relatively new low-band jammer in production, the mid-band pod is not currently being built. No word yet from the Naval Air Systems Command on how they’re going to fill the Australian order.

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RAAF_EA-18Growler_-_Rside.jpgThe US Navy is hoping to replace its current ALQ-99 mid-band jammer pods with the Next Generation Jammer, which is scheduled to enter service in 2020.ea18gsunset.jpg

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