“This enhanced targeting capability provides our aircrews with a significant advantage, especially in an increasingly dense threat environment where longer-range targeting is critical to the fight,” Kelly stated.
The Boeing EA-18G Growler aircraft has evolved from the previous F/A-18F Super Hornet fighter jet and is the latest US airborne electronic attack platform.
Boeing explained that the EA-18G Growler will be enabled to find targets over larger distances and share information much faster than before.
“This long-range targeting technology is essential as we advance electronic attack capabilities for the conflicts of today and tomorrow,” Boeing F/A-18 and EA-186 Programs Vice President Dan Gillian said. “The complexity of global threat environments continues to evolve.”
The Growler will also provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data to other aircraft, according to Boeing.