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Updated: 2017-12-02T11:57:46.041-05:00

 



It's the logistics, stupid.Not of you have nothing...

2008-05-24T08:33:00.000-04:00

It's the logistics, stupid.

Not of you have nothing else to fil the void.



In the air operations over the Balkans NATO could ...

2008-05-19T10:59:00.000-04:00

In the air operations over the Balkans NATO could only employ 25 percent of its strike forces due to tha amount of jamming pods available. Nothing appears to have changed.



It's the logistics, stupid.Growlers aren't an opti...

2008-05-18T19:20:00.000-04:00

It's the logistics, stupid.

Growlers aren't an option because to do so would require the Air Force to develop, from scratch, a support system for an aircraft they aren't going to buy very many of. Super expensive. Considering that the Air Force doesn't have enough money to buy enough airframes to cover its basic competencies (air defense, strike, airlift, tanking, etc.) spending big bucks on a brand new jamming aircraft is a luxury it doesn't have right now.

re: the original post, I don't have any operational experience with the Prowler, but it would appear that since the ALQ-99 system requires the use of external pods, loading up those hardpoints with HARMs would limit the jamming capability.

The whole situation is just further proof that one of the worst decisions the USAF made in the '90s was to retire the F-4Gs and (prematurely) the Spark Varks without viable replacements.



Thanks for the review. I'm a former EF-111 EWO, an...

2008-05-18T17:06:00.000-04:00

Thanks for the review. I'm a former EF-111 EWO, and have just a couple of observations:

1) The EF-111 had more jamming power (ten transmitters v. 4 on most Prowler missions) and covers the same frequency range as the Prowler.

2) Jamming support is required for every manned low observable penetration mission against any decent IADs.



"Request a few sentences on why Air Force can't bu...

2008-05-18T16:35:00.000-04:00

"Request a few sentences on why Air Force can't but Growlers to meet their need."

Not.

Invented.

Here.



MaguroThe F-4 was crammed down the Air Force's thr...

2008-05-18T12:06:00.000-04:00

Maguro

The F-4 was crammed down the Air Force's throat by MacNamara. They wanted to reopen the F-105 production line. The 105 was a fine plane if you didn't like going uphill. This was one of the very few decisions MacNamara made that made sense.

But it was a Navy plane.



Agreed on the Growler, why so impossible? The f-1...

2008-05-17T19:06:00.000-04:00

Agreed on the Growler, why so impossible? The f-18 also seems like it would make an ideal replacement for the f-16 in the strike fighter role after the JSF dies its messy messy death.



It is a Navy plane.So was the F-4. If the Growler ...

2008-05-17T18:49:00.000-04:00

It is a Navy plane.

So was the F-4. If the Growler is the only way to meet the requirement, it should be bought. We're willing to buy a French plane, why not a Navy plane?



h.s.,It is a Navy plane.

2008-05-17T17:24:00.000-04:00

h.s.,

It is a Navy plane.



Request a few sentences on why Air Force can't but...

2008-05-17T16:14:00.000-04:00

Request a few sentences on why Air Force can't but Growlers to meet their need. To the casual observer (me) it seems possible.