F/A-18 Super Hornet

EA-18G Growler

Low Cost. Next-Generation Capabilities. Combat Proven.

 

We believe that the U.S. Government must responsibly invest taxpayer dollars on F/A-18 Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler aircraft to meet the needs of the United States Navy, critical to dominating current and future battlefields. During this time of serious economic challenge, it is critical for Americans to come together to protect this capability, our nation's industrial base, workforce and security.
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The Super Hornet and Growler production line is an investment in the United States economy. In total it supports more than 60,000 highly skilled jobs in 44 states, including small businesses. If production ends, so would the ability to sustain these jobs and businesses. The below map shows the Growler and Super Hornet’s impact in every state.

State Impact

 
 

 

EA-18G Growler

The EA-18G is the cornerstone of the naval Airborne Electronic Attack (AEA) mission. Derived from the combat proven F/A-18F aircraft, the EA-18G incorporates advanced AEA avionics bringing transformational capability for suppression of enemy air defenses (SEAD) and non-traditional electronic attack operations.

Pair of Boeing Growlers Soaring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F/A-18 Super Hornet

The F/A-18E/F Super Hornet is a combat-proven strike fighter with built-in versatility. The Super Hornet’s suite of integrated and networked systems provides enhanced interoperability, total force support for the combatant commander and for the troops on the ground.

Super Hornet Recovery Operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Support the Super Hornet and Growler

 

We are in support of adding Super Hornets and Growlers to the Fiscal Year 2016 budget to address what the U.S. Navy has called a Super Hornet shortfall and the need for airborne electronic attack (AEA) aircraft for the joint force.
Currently, the Fiscal Year 2016 President’s Budget Request does not include funding for continued production of either the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet or EA-18G Growler, both aircraft produced on the same manufacturing line. Part of our military strength lies in the ability to produce the weapons platforms our servicemen and women need. The F/A-18 production line is the only aircraft production line with the ability to build operational strike fighters for the Navy today and AEA aircraft for the entire Department of Defense. If aircraft are not added to the budget this year, production could prematurely end.
 
 
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