Boeing, Navy Test New Growler Targeting System; Frank Morley Comments

BoeingLogo1 EbizBoeing and the U.S. Navy have demonstrated updated aircraft systems that are intended for installation on EA-18G Growler electronic warfare planes in 2018.

The demonstration at Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Maryland featured aircraft radar and data network enhancements intended to help personnel share real-time targeting information, Boeing said Thursday.

Frank Morley, Navy manager of F/A and EA-18G programs, said the upgrades aim to help fighter pilots detect threats.

Boeing derived the Growler from the Super Hornet fighter and has supplied the electronic attack aircraft to the U.S. and its allies since 2010.

The company intends to work with Harris Corp.,  L-3 CommunicationsNorthrop Grumman and Rockwell Collins to incorporate the new features
onto the Growler planes.

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