The EA-18 Growler is the US Navy’s current electronic warfare aircraft. The aircraft first came to the fleet in 2009 and replaced the EA-6B Prowler. If the aircraft looks familiar, it should. The primary design has its origins in the F/A-18F Super Hornet, the fleet’s current fighter/bomber. All of the Growlers are based at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington.
In addition to the United States Navy, the Royal Australian Air Force has purchased and deployed Growlers.
VAQ-139 Cougars 2020-2021 Cruise Video
Feature photo by “Gregory Oh” from the VAQ-139 FB page. Enjoy the 2020-2021 cruise video from VAQ-139 Cougars. The Cougars are based at NAS Whidbey Island, and fly the F/A-18G Growler. VAQ-139 is part of Carrier Air Wing 17 and deploy aboard the USS Nimitz (CVN-68). Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum!
VAQ-130 Zappers 2020 Cruise Video
Enjoy the 2020 cruise video from VAQ-130 Zappers. The squadron is part of Air Wing 3, based at NAS Whidbey Island and fly the EA-18 Growler. In August 2020, the squadron returned from its 206-day deployment aboard the USS Dwight D Eisenhower. The deployment broke the record for longest deployment without hitting a port. VAQ-130…