The RAAF EA-18G Growler which experienced an engine fire on takeoff from in January has been officially deemed “beyond economic repair and has been withdrawn from service”.
This article first appeared in the June 2018 edition of Australian Aviation. The Royal Australian Air Force’s EA-18G Growler airborne electronic attack (AEA) capability is rapidly maturing, with an initial operational capability (IOC) expected in the coming months. The RAAF is only the second operator of arguably the world’s most advanced AEA capability, after the
A new image obtained by Australian Aviation shows the extent of the damage sustained by a RAAF EA-18G Growler which had to abort its takeoff from Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada on Saturday after an apparent engine failure. The image shows the rear of the jet to be blackened from fire, suggesting extensive damage to