House lawmakers want to set floor for EA-18G aircraft following Navy divestment

By Audrey Decker / June 15, 2022 at 2:56 PM
The House Armed Services Committee wants to prohibit the divestment of 25 EA-18G electronic warfare aircraft, according to a new document obtained by Inside Defense . Beginning in fiscal year 2023, the Navy must maintain a total aircraft inventory of 158 EA-18G Growlers, according to a draft of Rep. Adam Smith’s (D-WA) " chairman's mark ." There are currently 156 active EA-18G aircraft and five reserve aircraft, according to FY-23 Navy budget documents. The Navy wants to divest "all non-carrier-based...

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