The EA-18G Growler is an electronic attack aircraft. It is capable of disrupting, deceiving or denying a broad range of military electronic systems, including radars and communications.
Growlers can support a wide range of Defence tasks and help to reduce risk and improve situational awareness. It provides a complementary capability to the F/A-18F Super Hornet and the F-35A Joint Strike Fighter aircraft.
12 Growlers are controlled by No. 6 Squadron based at RAAF Base Amberley and operate alongside air, land and sea forces. Initial Operational Capability (IOC) was declared in April 2019.
|Wing span||13.7 m|
|Weight||15,011 kg (empty)|
|Engines||Two F414-GE-400 turbofans (44,000 lbs thrust each)|
|Range||1,570 km (fully armed with external fuel tanks)|
|Max speed||1,960 km/h (Mach 1.6)|