Boeing said in a statement that the EA-18G Growler will be shown at the anniversary show of the centenary of the Finnish air force.
Boeing and the US fleet will exhibit the EA-18G Growler aircraft for electronic attacks for the first time in Finland. The jets will be running static and flying during the 100th anniversary flight spectacle of the Finnish air force from June 16 to 16 at Tikkakoski Airport in Jyväskylä.
“The Finnish air force is a long-term Boeing customer and we are looking forward to celebrating its 100th anniversary,” said Mr. Gene Cunningham, vice president of Global Sales, Defense, Space and Security said. “Our goal is to continue this association for many years with the F / A-18 Super Hornet.”
The two EA-18G Growlers presented at the show are Electronic Attack Squadron 129 (VAQ-129), based on Whalbey Island, Wash. The Research Center, a variant of the Super Hornet F / A-18F, offers the Growler tactical seal and electronic protection to the US military and its allies around the world. The Growler is designed to help the aircraft achieve their goal without being tracked. It is the platform of electronic attacks more outpost of the world and the unique one in present production.
Boeing offers Finland the F/A-18E / F Super Hornet for the HX fighters program that will introduce new actors to the Finnish Air Force.
The Grower EA-18G is the most advanced electronic attack (AEA) and is the only one in current production. A variant of the versatile F / A-18F Super Hornet, the Growler offers tactical stamping and electronic protection to the US military and its allies around the world. The US fleet and industry continue to invest in Growler’s advanced capabilities to make sure that all airplanes will still be protected during high-speed missions for decades.
The US Navy has ordered a total of 57 EA-18G to replace the current EA-6B Prowler on board. Both will be based on the Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, which will be equipped with VAQ-209 Reserve Squadron, based at the Washington Air Force. Base, MD. The Department of Defense of the United States (DOD) approved the EA-18G program to begin with a slow rate in 2007. Total production will begin in 2008.
The EA-18G Growler will complete the flight test in 2008, after which it will enter into force at the beginning of 2009. The Fleet plans to buy 90 airplanes to equip its 10 swarms.