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CDR Michael Van Gheem US Navy, Chief Engineer for the EA-18G Kevin Fogarty Boeing Chief Engineer Chris Falco NGC Chief Engineer. EA-18G. R. G. O. W. L. E. R. EA-18G Program Overview. ACAT 1D Program IOC: FY09 Replace Navy EA-6B Air Wing Inventory
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CDR Michael Van GheemUS Navy, Chief Engineer for the EA-18GKevin FogartyBoeing Chief EngineerChris FalcoNGC Chief EngineerEA-18GRGOWLEREA-18G Program Overview
  • ACAT 1D Program
  • IOC: FY09
  • Replace Navy EA-6B Air Wing Inventory
  • 4th Variant in the F/A-18 Family of Aircraft
  • Planned Inventory: 85
  • Key Characteristics:
  • High Commonality between E/F/G
  • Missionized Lot 30 F/A-18F
  • EA-6B ICAP III Functionality
  • ALQ-99 Tactical Jamming Pods
  • ALQ-218 V(2) Radar Receiver
  • ALQ-227V Communications Receiver
  • HARM & AIM-120C Weapons
  • (90)(14)(14)Program Status
  • SDD Program >90% complete: meeting cost, schedule and performance requirements
  • All AEA systems with full software functionality are in flight test
  • Software functionality delivered 7 months ahead of schedule
  • Flight Test Ahead of schedule
  • Aeromechanical testing complete
  • Mission Systems testing ongoing
  • Second Operational Assessment complete
  • 5 Aircraft delivered and in flight test
  • EA-1 delivered Sep 06: one month early
  • EA-2 delivered Nov 06
  • G-1 delivered Sep 07
  • G-2 delivered Dec 07
  • G-3 delivered Feb 08
  • G-4 on schedule for May 08 delivery to NAS Whidbey
  • 8 LRIP I aircraft on contract for delivery in FY09
  • LRIP II contract award for AEA Kits anticipated Jul 08
  • OPEVAL on schedule for Sep 08
  • 1st Squadron transition Jan 09
  • On track for Sept 09 IOC; will replace all Navy EA-6B’s by 2013
  • EA-18G Provides Significant Improved CapabilitiesThe EA-18G Growler“Tomorrow’s premier AEA platform”
  • Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar for ES and EA
  • Digital Measurement Receiver in ALQ-218 (v)2
  • Greater frequency coverage & power with new ALQ-227 Comm Countermeasures Set
  • Comm While Jam (INCANS)
  • Increased SA with data correlation
  • More weapons stations for more payload
  • Greater agility and self-defense
  • Greater reliability and lower maintenance costs
  • Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System
  • ICAP III EA-6B“Today’s AEA platform”EA-18G & EA-6B ComparisonEA-18G Airborne Electronic Attack (AEA)
  • ALQ-227(V)1 Communication Countermeasures Set (CCS)
  • Smaller and more capable than USQ-113 with expandable infrastructure
  • Transmit function through low-band ALQ-99 jammer pod
  • ALQ-218(V)2 RF Receiver System
  • Wideband receiver provides accurate emitter identification and location
  • Selective reactive jamming capability
  • CCS antennaMATT antenna
  • INterference CANcellation System (INCANS)
  • Provides UHF communications capability during ALQ-99 jamming
  • Significant communication and situational awareness improvement
  • Crew Vehicle Interface
  • Advanced Crew Station (ACS)
  • Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS)
  • Link 16 / Multifunction Information Distribution System (MIDS)
  • Digital Memory Device (DMD)
  • Avionics Pallet
  • ALQ-218(V)2
  • CCS Receiver
  • Electronic Attack Unit (EAU)
  • Long Baseline Interferometer (LBI) antennasALQ-218 (v)2wingtip podsAIM-120CAESA radarAGM-88
  • Multi-mission Advanced Tactical Terminal (MATT)
  • SATCOM receive capability for off-board sensor information
  • Provides access to Integrated Broadcast Service (IBS)
  • ALQ-99 Tactical Jamming Pods
  • Proven system is already in U.S. Navy inventory
  • Ongoing transmitter upgrade program
  • A Wide Range of SEAD CapabilityStandoffEscortTime Critical Strike SupportSelf EscortApproved For Public Release, SPR-151.04GP42584008.pptEA-18G Combats Threats Across Full RF SpectrumAEALong range surveillanceLong rangefire controlMid range surveillanceShort rangefirecontrolAcquisitionGCIAESACommCommCommEA-18GTerminal threatIFFGPSBlock 1 Store LoadingsNine weapons stations provide significantlyenhanced store capacity and flexibilityApproved For Public Release, SPR-151.04ccSLG50035896-031.pptTesting
  • Aero Mechanical Flight Test complete
  • Mission Systems Flight Test to complete June 2008
  • OPEVAL scheduled to start September 2008
  • Likely to start early
  • Operational Testing
  • Two EA-18Gs participated in ME-phase exercises at Nellis AFB NV in November 2007
  • EA-1, EA-2, G-2, G-3 scheduled to participatate in ME-phase exercises June 2008
  • EA-18G GrowlerShow video hereDelivery Schedule(Final Production Through Delivery)CY 2007CY 2008CY 2009CY 201024 SepLot 30 (SDD)G115 DecG226 FebG330 MayG418 SepG524 OctG625 NovG7Lot 31 (LRIP 1)G4 to NASWI15 JanG816 FebG910 MarG1001 AprG1114 MayG1223 SeptG1307 OctG1421 OctG1504 NovG1618 NovG1704 DecG1805 JanG1920 JanG20Lot 32 (LRIP 2)03 FebG2117 FebG2202 MarG2323 MarG2406 AprG2519 AprG2603 MayG2714 MayG2828 MayG2925 JuneG3009 JulG31EA-18G “Growler” FleetTransition PlanFLEET INTRODUCTION
  • NAS Whidbey Island, WA (CVWP)
  • FRS Delivery Ceremony (VAQ-129) 3 JUNE 2008
  • IOC 2009 with VAQ-132
  • Ten Navy CVW squadrons (5 aircraft each) by 2013
  • EA-18G is The Future of DOD AEAON COST
  • ON SCHEDULE
  • MEETING ALL PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS
  • DEMONSTRATING IMPROVED AEA CAPABILITY
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