Australian Electronic Attack EA-18G Growler Aircraft To Get Anti-Radiation Missile

  • Our Bureau
  • 09:02 AM, May 2, 2017
  • 3205
Australian Electronic Attack EA-18G Growler Aircraft To Get Anti-Radiation Missile
Australian Electronic Attack EA-18G Growler Aircraft To Get Anti-Radiation Missile

The US State Department last week approved a possible Foreign Military Sale of Anti-Radiation Missiles for the Australian Electronic Attack EA-18G Growler aircraft, estimated to cost $137.6 million.

The sale, which Congress was notified on April 27 via a press release from the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, would include up to 70 high speed anti-radiation missiles, 40 advanced anti-radiation guided missiles and training missiles, as well as other support equipment.

“Australia has requested a possible sale of up to 70 AGM-88B High Speed Anti-Radiation Missiles (HARM) Tactical Missiles; up to 40 AGM-88E Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missiles (AARGM) Tactical Missiles; up to16 CATM-88B HARM Captive Air Training Missiles (CATM); up to 16 CATM-88E AARGM CATM; up 25 AGM-88B Control Sections; up to 25 AGM-88B Guidance Sections; up to20 AGM-88E Control Sections; up to 20 AGM-88EGuidance Sections; up to 48 Telemetry/Flight Termination Systems; U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical and logistics support services; and other associated support equipment and services,” the release states.

The prime contractors will be Orbital ATK (OA), Ridgecrest, CA, and Raytheon Missile Systems Company, Tucson, AZ. 

The notice is only of potential sale, not that the sale has concluded. If the sale goes ahead, the US said it "will contribute to the foreign policy and national security" of the US, by "helping to improve the security of a major contributor to political stability, security and economic development in the western Pacific".

Also Read

Raytheon To Modernize Super-Hornet, Growler Radars For US, Australia

March 24, 2017 @ 08:13 AM

Boeing To Build Growler Electronic Attack Aircraft, F/A-18E For US Navy...

February 28, 2017 @ 03:31 PM

US Approves $1.5 Billion Australian Super Hornet And Growler Fighter Jet Support

April 29, 2015 @ 02:47 PM

Australia To Acquire Growler Electronic Warfare System For Super Hornet

August 23, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

Raytheon Wins EA-18G Airborne Electronic Attack EW Kit Support Contract For US...

June 28, 2018 @ 08:06 AM

Australian Growler Plane Catches Fire While Take-off During US Red Flag Exercise

January 29, 2018 @ 02:47 PM

Australia Plans To Invest $75.2 Million In Mini UAS

June 1, 2017 @ 04:23 PM

Australia Announces A$89 Billion (US$66 billion) Ships, Subs Building Plan

May 16, 2017 @ 01:57 PM

Northrop Grumman Establishes Defence Electronics Manufacturing Facility In Australia

May 15, 2017 @ 01:49 PM

Bertin-Made Chemical Detectors Selected For Australian Defence Force

May 2, 2017 @ 03:23 PM