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3 G R O W L E R EA-18G CDR Michael Van Gheem Kevin Fogarty Chris Falco
US Navy, Chief Engineer for the EA-18G Kevin Fogarty Boeing Chief Engineer Chris Falco NGC Chief Engineer EA-18G G R O W L E R

4 EA-18G Program Overview ACAT 1D Program IOC: FY09
Replace Navy EA-6B Air Wing Inventory 4th Variant in the F/A-18 Family of Aircraft Planned Inventory: 85 Key Characteristics: High Commonality between E/F/G Missionized Lot 30 F/A-18F EA-6B ICAP III Functionality ALQ-99 Tactical Jamming Pods ALQ-218 V(2) Radar Receiver ALQ-227V Communications Receiver HARM & AIM-120C Weapons (90) (14) (14)

5 Program Status SDD Program >90% complete: meeting cost, schedule and performance requirements All AEA systems with full software functionality are in flight test Software functionality delivered 7 months ahead of schedule Flight Test Ahead of schedule Aeromechanical testing complete Mission Systems testing ongoing Second Operational Assessment complete 5 Aircraft delivered and in flight test EA-1 delivered Sep 06: one month early EA-2 delivered Nov 06 G-1 delivered Sep 07 G-2 delivered Dec 07 G-3 delivered Feb 08 G-4 on schedule for May 08 delivery to NAS Whidbey 8 LRIP I aircraft on contract for delivery in FY09 LRIP II contract award for AEA Kits anticipated Jul 08 OPEVAL on schedule for Sep 08 1st Squadron transition Jan 09 On track for Sept 09 IOC; will replace all Navy EA-6B’s by 2013

6 EA-18G Provides Significant Improved Capabilities
The EA-18G Growler “Tomorrow’s premier AEA platform” Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar for ES and EA Digital Measurement Receiver in ALQ-218 (v)2 Greater frequency coverage & power with new ALQ-227 Comm Countermeasures Set Comm While Jam (INCANS) Increased SA with data correlation More weapons stations for more payload Greater agility and self-defense Greater reliability and lower maintenance costs Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System ICAP III EA-6B “Today’s AEA platform”

7 EA-18G & EA-6B Comparison EA-18G EA-6B 33,094 lbs. 33,750 lbs.
Characteristics EA-18G EA-6B Weight Empty 33,094 lbs. 33,750 lbs. Design Gross Wt. 43,900 lbs. 51,000 lbs. Max Launch Wt. 66,000 lbs. 58,600 lbs. Available Store Stations 9 5 Internal Fuel 13,940 lbs. 15,422 lbs. Typical Ext Fuel 6,500 lbs. 4,000 lbs. Typical Mission Altitude 30,000 ft. 25,000 ft. Thrust 44,000 22,400 Spot Factor 1.23 1.26

8 EA-18G Airborne Electronic Attack (AEA)
ALQ-218(V)2 RF Receiver System Wideband receiver provides accurate emitter identification and location Selective reactive jamming capability ALQ-227(V)1 Communication Countermeasures Set (CCS) Smaller and more capable than USQ-113 with expandable infrastructure Transmit function through low-band ALQ-99 jammer pod CCS antenna MATT antenna Crew Vehicle Interface INterference CANcellation System (INCANS) Provides UHF communications capability during ALQ-99 jamming Significant communication and situational awareness improvement Advanced Crew Station (ACS) Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS) Link 16 / Multifunction Information Distribution System (MIDS) Digital Memory Device (DMD) Avionics Pallet ALQ-218(V)2 CCS Receiver Electronic Attack Unit (EAU) Long Baseline Interferometer (LBI) antennas ALQ-218 (v)2 wingtip pods AIM-120C AESA radar AGM-88 Multi-mission Advanced Tactical Terminal (MATT) SATCOM receive capability for off-board sensor information Provides access to Integrated Broadcast Service (IBS) ALQ-99 Tactical Jamming Pods Proven system is already in U.S. Navy inventory Ongoing transmitter upgrade program

9 A Wide Range of SEAD Capability
Standoff Escort Time Critical Strike Support Self Escort Approved For Public Release, SPR GP ppt

10 EA-18G Combats Threats Across Full RF Spectrum
AEA Long range surveillance Long range fire control Mid range surveillance Acquisition Short range fire control GCI Comm AESA Comm Comm EA-18G Terminal threat IFF GPS

11 Block 1 Store Loadings Configuration 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 SEAD ALQ-218 Pod Low Drag Pylon ALQ-99 Hi Band 480 gal. Tank AIM-120C Hi or Lo Band AGM-88 HARM Direct Support ASUW 5 Pod CTTG Littoral ESM Patrol TACTS Nine weapons stations provide significantly enhanced store capacity and flexibility Approved For Public Release, SPR ccSLG ppt

12 Testing Aero Mechanical Flight Test complete
Mission Systems Flight Test to complete June 2008 OPEVAL scheduled to start September 2008 Likely to start early

13 Operational Testing Two EA-18Gs participated in ME-phase exercises at Nellis AFB NV in November 2007 EA-1, EA-2, G-2, G-3 scheduled to participatate in ME-phase exercises June 2008

14 EA-18G Growler Show video here

15 Delivery Schedule (Final Production Through Delivery)
CY 2007 CY 2008 CY 2009 CY 2010 24 Sep Lot 30 (SDD) G1 15 Dec G2 26 Feb G3 30 May G4 18 Sep G5 24 Oct G6 25 Nov Lot 31 (LRIP 1) G7 15 Jan G4 to NASWI G8 16 Feb G9 10 Mar G10 01 Apr G11 14 May G12 23 Sept G13 07 Oct G14 21 Oct G15 04 Nov G16 18 Nov G17 04 Dec G18 05 Jan G19 From Capt Overstreet’s Trans. Summit Brief, 11 Sept 20 Jan Lot 32 (LRIP 2) G20 03 Feb G21 17 Feb G22 02 Mar G23 23 Mar G24 06 Apr G25 19 Apr G26 03 May G27 14 May G28 28 May G29 25 June G30 09 Jul G31

16 EA-18G “Growler” Fleet Transition Plan

17 EA-18G is The Future of DOD AEA
FLEET INTRODUCTION NAS Whidbey Island, WA (CVWP) FRS Delivery Ceremony (VAQ-129) 3 JUNE 2008 IOC 2009 with VAQ-132 Ten Navy CVW squadrons (5 aircraft each) by 2013 EA-18G is The Future of DOD AEA


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