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Point Mugu, both to contribute to EW
database maintenance and ensure that
any unique Australian requirements are
clearly communicated and carried out in
a mutually beneficial and truly interoperable fashion, the RAAF explained. In
terms of software reprogramming, for
example, the RAAF is not seeking to establish a separate capability but instead
it will augment the existing US Navy's
AEA IPT. This embedded team will process and analyze US Navy and RAAF
data and will regularly interface with
USN organizations, such as the Jammer
Techniques Optimization Organization
(JATO), to support the ALQ-99 technique
activities for both countries.
Another important aspect of this
collaboration is future EA-18G upgrades.
The US Navy is developing the Next Generation Jammer (NGJ), which is slated
for the EA-18G. It also has future plans
to upgrade the ALQ-218. The RAAF has
already begun discussing the NGJ with
US Navy officials, and it is likely to do
the same with the ALQ-218 upgrade if
and when that program is funded.

THE PATH TO IOC
In July 2015, Boeing held a ceremony at its St. Louis production facility
to celebrate the roll-out of the RAAF's
first EA-18G (Serial Number A46-301).
This aircraft, along with a second earlyproduction aircraft, are currently being

The US Navy is currently developing Next
Generation Jammer (NGJ) pods to replace the
ALQ-99s on its Growlers. The RAAF has expressed
an interest in NGJ. (Raytheon concept)

used for development and acceptance
test and evaluation activities at Naval
Air Station (NAS) China Lake. The remaining RAAF Growlers will come off the
production line in the coming months
and be held in storage until 6 SQN, currently the training squadron for Super
Hornet aircrew, transition to operating
the Growler beginning January 2017.
Following the hand-over of the jets
at NAS Whidbey Island in January 2017,
6 SQN will begin a period of US-based
initial operational test and evaluation
(OT&E) alongside US Navy Growlers before returning to Australia in mid 2017
to continue working towards Initial Op-

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The RAAF's first Growler (Serial Number A46-301) was rolled out at Boeing's St. Louis facility
in July. The Growler's tail shows a boomerang (facing forward, as when it is thrown) inside a
lightning bolt. (Boeing photo)
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - December 2015

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
JED - December 2015 - cover1
JED - December 2015 - cover2
JED - December 2015 - igc
JED - December 2015 - OGC
JED - December 2015 - 3
JED - December 2015 - 4
JED - December 2015 - 5
JED - December 2015 - The View from Here
JED - December 2015 - 7
JED - December 2015 - Conferences Calendar
JED - December 2015 - 9
JED - December 2015 - Courses Calendar
JED - December 2015 - 11
JED - December 2015 - From the President
JED - December 2015 - 13
JED - December 2015 - Letters
JED - December 2015 - The Monitor
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JED - December 2015 - Washington Report
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JED - December 2015 - World Report
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JED - December 2015 - 2015 AOC Award Winners
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JED - December 2015 - SIGINT on the Border
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JED - December 2015 - Commercial Airliners: Still Vulnerable to MANPADS
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JED - December 2015 - New Products
JED - December 2015 - 77
JED - December 2015 - Threat Monitor
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JED - December 2015 - EW 101
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JED - December 2015 - Report from the 2015 AOC Pacific Conference
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JED - December 2015 - Report from the 2015 AOC CEMA Conference
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JED - December 2015 - AOC News
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JED - December 2015 - Index of Advertisers
JED - December 2015 - JED Quick Look
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