Successful Flight Test… / EA-18G Growler
- Boeing and the U.S. Navy on Sept. 6 successfully flight tested a new mission computer that will expand the performance of the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler.
- The new Type 4 Advanced Mission Computer (AMC) increases computing power and accelerates image and mission processing functions. Those advances will support new systems being incorporated onto the aircraft, including a Distributed Targeting System, Infrared Search and Track, and a new high-definition touch-screen display.
- “The Type 4 Advanced Mission Computer puts game-changing computing power directly into the hands of the warfighters who fly the Super Hornet and Growler,” said Kevin Fogarty, director of Boeing F/A-18 and EA-18G Mission Systems. “Working collaboratively with the U.S. Navy and our industry partners, we are increasing combat capability with an affordable, evolutionary approach to technology advancements.” / EA-18G Growler /
Meeting Critical Safety System Requirements… / EA-18G Growler
- The new AMC was tested on a Navy F/A-18F during a 90-minute flight at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake,Calif., verifying that it met critical safety and system requirements. Additional testing is planned.
- Boeing will deliver to the Navy the first Super Hornets and Growlers with the Type 4 AMC in 2014. General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems is Boeing‘s principal supplier for development of the AMC. / EA-18G Growler /
The F/A-18E/F Super Hornet… / EA-18G Growler
- The F/A-18E/F Super Hornet is a low observable, multirole aircraft that performs a multitude of missions, including air superiority, day/night strike with precision-guided weapons, fighter escort, and close air support. The EA-18G Growler is the only air combat platform that provides full airborne electronic attack capability along with the targeting and self-defense capabilities derived from the F/A-18E/F Block II Super Hornet. / EA-18G Growler /
(Source of Photos: militaryphotos.net / EA-18G Growler /)