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Australia mulls one replacement Growler

26th February 2020 - 16:30 GMT | by Tim Fish in Auckland


The Australian government is still seeking compensation for the loss of one EA-18G Growler EW aircraft after a 2018 accident. Meanwhile, the Department of Defence is reviewing Growler capability requirements to determine if a replacement aircraft is needed.

‘Aircraft replacement options are subject to normal Defence capability acquisition processes through the Integrated Investment Plan,’ a spokesperson said.

The RAAF has stated that it needs 12 aircraft to meet its preparedness directive, and leading officials have called for the purchase of a replacement.

Referring to the accident, Defence confirmed to Shephard that the USN is ‘continuing to pursue liability and compensation

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Tim Fish


Tim Fish

Tim Fish is a special correspondent for Shephard Media. Formerly the editor of Land Warfare …

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