The F/A-18 Hornet and its electronic warfare variant, the EA-18G Growler, are versatile aircraft developed by Boeing for a variety of roles

The F/A-18 Hornet is a highly versatile aircraft designed to excel in both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions, making it suitable for various combat scenarios

The Hornet's design provides it with excellent agility and maneuverability, allowing it to engage in dogfights and execute complex aerial maneuvers

The Hornet has undergone several upgrades throughout its service life, ensuring that it remains a modern and effective fighter with advanced avionics and weapons systems

The EA-18G Growler is a dedicated electronic warfare aircraft capable of disrupting enemy radar and communications systems, thereby neutralizing their threat capabilities.

The Growler's primary role is SEAD, which involves locating and suppressing enemy air defense systems, providing a safer environment for friendly aircraft

The Growler is equipped with advanced jamming pods and systems that can detect and counter various electronic threats, enhancing the survivability of friendly forces

The EA-18G has a crew of two—a pilot and an electronic warfare officer. Its avionics suite is tailored for electronic warfare operations, allowing the crew to effectively execute their mission

The Growler enhances the capabilities of a carrier strike group by providing electronic warfare support, thereby allowing other aircraft to operate more effectively in contested environments