U.S. Navy Growlers Defending Red Sea Shipping Lanes

To safeguard commercial shipping in the Middle East, the U.S.Navy has deployed a sophisticated electronic warfare weapon in the Red Sea.


The EA-18G Growler is an airborne electronic attack version of the F/A-18 Hornet developed to support high-risk missions.

With the recent uptick in attacks on American and allied ships in the region, the Growler serves an important role in denying surface-to-air missiles and providing countermeasures to the Houthis’ relatively advanced technological capabilities.

With the latest jamming systems and anti-radar missiles, the Growler will continue to be a force to be reckoned with on the battlefield.

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