Pentagon Adds Funding For 21 EA-18G Growlers To FY-14 Budget

By Christopher J. Castelli / March 27, 2013 at 5:02 PM
The Office of the Secretary of Defense has directed the Navy to fund 21 EA-18G Growlers in the fiscal year 2014 budget, reversing previous plans to end production of the electronic-warfare aircraft, according to service and industry sources. The move to buy more Boeing-made Growlers is aimed at preventing a shortfall in the military's airborne-electronic-attack capabilities as that key mission shifts away from aging Navy and Marine Corps EA-6B Prowler squadrons. All 21 aircraft are in the FY-14 column of...

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