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

4 EA-18G Program Overview ACAT 1D Program IOC: FY09 Replace Navy EA-6B Air Wing Inventory 4 th 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)

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 1 st 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” ICAP III EA-6B “Today’s 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

7 EA-18G & EA-6B Comparison Characteristics EA-18GEA-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 95 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 44,00022,400 Spot Factor

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

9 GP ppt A Wide Range of SEAD Capability StandoffEscort Self EscortTime Critical Strike Support Approved For Public Release, SPR

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

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

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 G1 G2 G3 G4 G5 G6 G7 G8 G9 G10 G11 G12 G13 G14 G15 G16 G17 G18 G19 G20 G21 G22 G23 G24 G25 G26 G27 G28 G29 G30 G31 Lot 30 (SDD) Lot 31 (LRIP 1) Lot 32 (LRIP 2) 30 May 18 Sep 24 Oct 25 Nov 15 Jan 16 Feb 10 Mar 01 Apr 23 Sept 14 May 07 Oct 21 Oct 04 Nov 04 Dec 18 Nov 23 Mar 06 Apr 19 Apr 03 May 14 May 28 May 25 June 09 Jul 05 Jan 20 Jan 03 Feb 17 Feb 02 Mar 26 Feb 15 Dec 24 Sep G4 to NASWI

16 EA-18G “Growler” Fleet Transition Plan

17 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

18 ON COST ON SCHEDULE MEETING ALL PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS DEMONSTRATING IMPROVED AEA CAPABILITY


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