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the same timeframe, prioritized the
clearance as part of its acquisition.

TRAINING AT WHIDBEY
This synergy between the RAAF and
US Navy extends well beyond the aircraft and covers all aspects of the Growler program. In early 2013, the RAAF
stood up a Growler Transition Office to
manage everything from aircrew training to sustainment and reprogramming
of the Growler's unique mission equipment. For example, all new RAAF Growl-

er crews will train alongside US Navy
aircrews at VAQ-129, the Growler Fleet
Replacement Squadron at NAS Whidbey
Island. In February 2015, the first five
RAAF aircrew personnel graduated from
basic training at VAQ-129, after which
they were assigned to US Navy expeditionary Growler units for two years
as part of a Growler-focused Personnel
Exchange Program (PEP). Speaking at
the event, CAPT Darryl Walker, commander, Electronic Attack Wing, US Pacific Fleet, said, "The graduation of the

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first crews marks a key milestone for
our partnership. The RAAF aircrews are
truly outstanding in the air and have
proven to be highly-capable officers.
The RAAF personnel addition to our expeditionary force is a win-win for both
countries." Also at the ceremony, Wg
Cdr Paul "Box" Jarvis, director of the
RAAF's EA-18G Transition Office, said,
"Training with CVWP [Electronic Attack
Wing, US Pacific Fleet] is essential to
our ability to establish a credible AEA
capability. We've started early, as there
is an awful lot to learn between now
and when we begin flying our own EA18Gs in 2017."

TRAINING AT HOME
The RAAF is also developing a program to train Growler aircrews and
maintenance personnel at RAAF Amberly, as well as open-air ranges in Australia. As part of the F/A-18F program,
6 SQN took delivery of two Tactical Operational Flying Trainer (TOFT) simulators (manufactured by Boeing and L-3
Link) in 2011 to train its Super Hornet
pilots. No. 6 Squadron will soon take
delivery of two additional TOFTs, said
RAAF officials, to augment the current
two at RAAF Amberley. All four trainers
will be "switchable" between F/A-18F
(pilot only) and EA-18G (pilot and EWO)
configurations to enable aircrew from
both platforms to train in a simulated
threat environment.
In addition to the TOFTs, the RAAF
is also buying new Mobile Threat Training Emitter Systems (MTTES) that will
be used to simulate a variety of groundbased air defense threats. The MTTES,
which received Government approval
in late 2014, will feature "targetable"
RF C2 links and "a threat density representative of contemporary Integrated
Air Defense Systems," according to
the RAAF. One MTTES will be operated
at the Army Aviation Centre Oakey,
which is about 100 km to the west of
RAAF Amberly (outside of Brisbane) in
Queensland. The second MTTES will be
more extensive and will be operated
from the Delamere Air Weapons Range
in the Northern Territory (about 300 km
south of Darwin and nearly about 3,000
km from RAAF Amberly). Growler crews
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The View from Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
Letters
The Monitor
Washington Report
World Report
2015 AOC Award Winners
SIGINT on the Border
Jamming Down Under
Commercial Airliners: Still Vulnerable to MANPADS
New Products
Threat Monitor
EW 101
Report from the 2015 AOC Pacific Conference
Report from the 2015 AOC CEMA Conference
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
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JED - December 2015 - cover2
JED - December 2015 - igc
JED - December 2015 - OGC
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JED - December 2015 - The View from Here
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JED - December 2015 - Conferences Calendar
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JED - December 2015 - Courses Calendar
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JED - December 2015 - From the President
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JED - December 2015 - Letters
JED - December 2015 - The Monitor
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