FRCSW Sets Sights on Growler Mishap Repair

Less than 35 days after inducting a CMV-22 Osprey aircraft to repair a crack to an inner skin panel, Fleet Readiness Center Southwest’s (FRCSW) unique refurbishing capabilities and resources were tapped by the Navy once again – this time to repair an EA-18G Growler involved in a flight deck mishap. Because of the command’s investments in the latest maintenance and…

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US & Australia Conduct First Joint NGJ-MB Logistics Demo

For the first time, U.S. and Australian fleet aviation maintainers worked together on the newest Airborne Electronic Attack (AEA) weapons system during a recent logistics demonstration conducted at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland. Five U.S. Navy Sailors and two Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) airmen participated in a six-week training event in February and March with the AN/ALQ-249 Next…

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Growlers Put Ballarat in a Jam

June 4, 2021 – HMAS Ballarat’s crew felt the full force of eight United States Navy EA-18G Growler electronic warfare aircraft when they flew overhead during the ship’s Regional Presence Deployment last month. Commanding Officer Ballarat Commander Antony Pisani said this provided valuable realistic training for the ship’s company and the US aviators from VAQ-132 Squadron. “This activity enabled Ballarat…

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Boeing Begins EA-18G Upgrade Program at NAS Whidbey Island

March 19, 2021 — Boeing has started a five-year modification program for the U.S. Navy’s EA-18G Growler fleet with the induction of the first jet at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. The modifications are focused on updating the jets’ structural and mission systems architecture, enabling future capability growth for the Navy’s 160 Growler aircraft. Growlers serve a critical role in…

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