U.S. government allows Boeing to release EA-18G Growler escort aircraft to Finland
ARLINGTON, Va., - Boeing and the U.S. Navy have received U.S. Department of Defense approval to offer the EA-18G Growler to Finland. Previously only Australia had been authorized to purchase the airborne electronic attack (AEA) aircraft.
Boeing and the Navy have offered the Growler and F/A-18 Super Hornet in a response to query issued by the Finnish Ministry of Defense as part of their HX fighter program procurement.
“All strike fighter aircraft rely on Growler escort to increase survivability during high-threat missions,” said Dan Gillian, Boeing vice president, F/A-18 and EA-18G programs. “The combination of the Super Hornet Block III and Growler would provide Finland with superior technological capability particularly suited to Finland’s HX mission requirements.”
The F/A-18 variant capable of disrupting, deceiving or denying a broad range of military electronic systems including radar and communication systems.
In addition to the U.S. Navy, the Growler is flown by the Royal Australian Air Force.
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