Description: The EA-18G is a derivative of the proven two-seat F/A-18F Super Hornet being developed by the Boeing corporation to meet the US Navy requirements for EA-6B Prowler replacement in the 2009 timeframe. The EA-18G program was valued at $8.66 billion including developmental costs (2005 estimate).
In December 2003, the US Navy awarded Boeing a $1 billion contract for EA-18G System Development and Demonstration (SDD) allowing for an initial operational capability (IOC) by 2009. Up to 90 aircraft will be procured by the US Navy to replace EA-6B Prowler fleet by 2012.
The EA-18G airborne electronic attack aircraft should be able to carry up to 5 ALQ-99, 2 AIM-120C AMRAAM air-to-air missiles, 2 AGM-88 HARM missiles, and the AN/ALQ-218(V)2 electronic warfare receiver suite.
On March 18, 2005, Northrop-Grumman announced that the first fuselage section was completed marking an important milestone for the EA-18G electronic attack aircraft program. In early 2010 the program scope increased from 85 to 114 aircraft.
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Number of Engines: 2 Dimensions Height: 4.88 meter (16.0 foot)
Length: 18.4 meter (60 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 20 millimeter
Wingspan: 13.7 meter (45 foot) Performance Ceiling: 15,250 meter (50,033 foot)
Max Range: 3,455 kilometer (1,866 nautical mile) Speed Top Speed at High Altitude: 630 mps (2,269 kph) Weight Max Takeoff Thrust: 44,000 pound (19,958 kilogram)
Max Takeoff Weight: 29,950 kilogram (66,027 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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EA-18G Growler News
There are 50 news between 5 Sep 2003 and 18 Feb 2014