Support the F/A-18 Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler.
Just in from the Boeing Company
Thank you for your continued support of the F/A-18 Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler.
We wanted to let you know that the Growler is featured on the June cover of Boeing’s Frontiers magazine. In this story, you’ll hear first-hand from EA-18G Growler flight crews stationed at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island who operate and maintain these aircraft.
Boeing’s electronic warfare fighter jet is used extensively in combat today. By detecting enemy threats, jamming enemy radar, and helping aircrews flying other aircraft reach their targets without being detected, the Growler is an essential force in the fight – now and far into the future.
The FY16 budget submitted to Congress did not include any Super Hornets or Growlers. However, the Navy’s Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) added 12 Super Hornets, to its unfunded priorities list sent to Congress stating he had a “Super Hornet shortfall” of two or three squadrons (24-36 aircraft). The CNO attributed the shortfall to the heavy use of the Super Hornet in combat operations. The addition of these aircraft also allows the Navy to keep their options open for orders to meet their future strike fighter and airborne electronic attack requirements.
We’re seeing positive indications from the Hill to include 12 aircraft in the FY16 budget, but we need your continued support for adding these aircraft to the budget as Congress continues to consider this legislation.
If you haven’t already, please send a letter to your elected officials in support of the Super Hornet and Growler. We need your help to communicate this urgent need with your elected officials.