US Navy Super Hornets Team With UAVs in Flight Demos

The F/A-18 and EA-18G Program Office (PMA-265) has conducted a successful series of manned-unmanned teaming (MUM-T) flight tests in which a Block III F/A-18 Super Hornet demonstrated command and control of three unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The event took place at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, Pt. Mugu, California, and included four flight tests supported by Air Test and…

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Six NAS Whidbey Island Growlers Headed to Germany

Six U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler aircraft out of Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in Washington State are on their way to Europe and are expected to arrive today in Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said March 28th. “This is in order to bolster readiness, enhance NATO’s collective defense posture and further increase air integration capabilities…

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HhART helps Super Hornets, Growlers hit milestone

The F/A-18 and EA-18G program office (PMA-265) has experienced a stretch of readiness control since meeting mission capable rate mandates in 2019 thanks in part to the Hornet Health Assessment and Readiness Tool or HhART. As of June 1, the program also marked 90 days without a reported Physiological Episode (PE) for all F/A-18s and EA-18Gs – citing HhART as…

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Teledyne to Repair of TWTs Supporting E/A-18G Aircraft

August 25, 2020 – Teledyne Defense Electronics LLC has been awarded a $23,619,080 firm-fixed-price, requirements contract by the U.S. Navy. The 5-year contract is for the repair of TWTs (traveling wave tubes) associated with the ALQ-99 jammer system that supports the E/A-18G aircraft, and work should be completed by August 2025. All repair work will be performed at Teledyne MEC’s…

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