Boeing EA-18G Growler

@Naval Air Facility El Centro, CA

November 2017

Among the aircraft practicing landings at El Centro is this Growler from Electronic Attack Squadron 129 (VAQ-129), the only EA-18G Growler training squadron in the Navy.  The EA-18G Growler is an electronic warfare version of the two-seat F/A-18F Hornet, equipped with many systems like the AN/ALQ-218 wideband receivers on the wingtips.  In order to accommodate necessary electronics, the Growler is four feet wider and two feet longer than the F/A-18 Super Hornet.  The Growler has replaced the Navy’s EA-6B Prowler which was retired in 2015. Nikon D7100w/80-400mm, processed with Aperture.

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