The EA-18G Growler: One-of-a-Kind Aircraft with One-of-a-Kind Talent

Posted September 25, 2014 at 9:12am

The EA-18G Growler is the most advanced Airborne Electronic Attack (AEA) platform in production today. Derived from the combat proven F/A-18F Super Hornet, the Growler is the first one to the fight. Its advanced suite of sensing and jamming equipment detects and disables enemy communications so fighters and bombers can safely execute their missions.  

The U.S. Navy provides electronic attack protection to all U.S. military forces and global allies and requested 22 Growlers on its Fiscal Year 2015 unfunded priorities list. The House and Senate Appropriations Committees added 12 aircraft to the FY15 budget as the Navy continues to examine their emerging requirement for additional electronic attack capability in future years.  

And while the Growler is critically important to our warfighters, it’s also important to more than 800 suppliers in 44 states. Oklahoma-based company Frontier Electronics Systems is just one of those industry partners who pulls on and cultivates some of the best engineering and technology talent for a very specialized aircraft.  

This video shows how important the Super Hornet and Growler line is to Frontier Electronic Systems and the nation.