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Aug.8,US military launched targeted airstrike against ISIS terrorists.Involved aircraft of Carrier Air Wing 8 from USS George H.W.Bush.2 months later,F/A-18E/F Super Hornet,F/A-18C “Legacy” Hornet & EA-6B Prowlers,from Bush in Persian Gulf,still taking part on daily basis.Refueled from USAF KC-10 Extender.KC-10 able to refuel Navy aircraft that,unlike USAF planes (that have receptacle for flying boom),equipped with “probe” compatible with hose-and-drogue refueling system.

The Aviationist » [Photo] U.S. Navy’s Last EA-6B Prowlers and F/A-18C Legacy Hornets take fuel over Iraq

Aug.8,US military launched targeted airstrike against ISIS terrorists.Involved aircraft of Carrier Air Wing 8 from USS George H.W.Bush.2 months later,F/A-18E/F Super Hornet,F/A-18C “Legacy” Hornet & EA-6B Prowlers,from Bush in Persian Gulf,still taking part on daily basis.Refueled from USAF KC-10 Extender.KC-10 able to refuel Navy aircraft that,unlike USAF planes (that have receptacle for flying boom),equipped with “probe” compatible with hose-and-drogue refueling system.

USN Boeing EA-18G Growler is US Navy’s newest electronic attack aircraft intended to replace ageing EA-6B Prowlers in service.Based on F-18 E/F Hornet airframe,the two-seater,twin-turbofan aircraft integrates latest electronic attack technology,including ALQ-218 receiver,ALQ-99 jamming pods,communication countermeasures, satellite communications.Along with electronic attack suite,Growler also features APG-79 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar.

Aug.8,US military launched targeted airstrike against ISIS terrorists.Involved aircraft of Carrier Air Wing 8 from USS George H.W.Bush.2 months later,F/A-18E/F Super Hornet,F/A-18C “Legacy” Hornet & EA-6B Prowlers,from Bush in Persian Gulf,still taking part on daily basis.Refueled from USAF KC-10 Extender.KC-10 able to refuel Navy aircraft that,unlike USAF planes (that have receptacle for flying boom),equipped with “probe” compatible with hose-and-drogue refueling system.

Aug.8,US military launched targeted airstrike against ISIS terrorists.Involved aircraft of Carrier Air Wing 8 from USS George H.W.Bush.2 months later,F/A-18E/F Super Hornet,F/A-18C “Legacy” Hornet & EA-6B Prowlers,from Bush in Persian Gulf,still taking part on daily basis.Refueled from USAF KC-10 Extender.KC-10 able to refuel Navy aircraft that,unlike USAF planes (that have receptacle for flying boom),equipped with “probe” compatible with hose-and-drogue refueling system.

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