EA-18G Program: The USA’s Electronic Growler

EA-18G onto USS George Washington

EA-18G landing
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November 1/22: VAQ-129 A US Navy EA-18G is back flying again five years after it was grounded after a mid-air collision. Formerly attached to VAQ-133, the electronic attack jet is now assigned to VAQ-129. More than 2,000 man hours were spent fixing the aircraft back to a serviceable state.




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