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Posted: 8/3/2005 4:42:10 PM EDT
Sounds like an episode of "Over Hauling".
Perhaps Foose will paint them up.

So can any of our ARF St Louie McBoeing employees get some pictures?

August 02, 2005

Two Super Hornets await conversion to electronic attack
Times staff

Two F/A-18F Super Hornets were recently rolled unfinished from Boeing’s St. Louis assembly line into a separate hangar for conversion into the Navy’s two planned EA-18G developmental test aircraft.

The EA-18G is designed to be the Navy’s next generation electronic attack aircraft to replace the fleet’s current carrier-based EA-6B Prowler.

The developmental test aircraft will be fitted with the Prowler’s latest electronic attack equipment, including the ALQ-218(v)2 tactical receiver, communications countermeasures set, interference cancellation, ALQ-99 tactical jamming system pods and the multi-mission advanced tactical terminal.

The program selected the F/A-18F airframe so that the electronic aircraft would have the same speed and mobility to fly and engage with its Super Hornet cousins.

The two developmental test aircraft — to be called EA-1 and EA-2 — are scheduled to begin flight-testing in September and November 2006, respectively. The first EA-18G squadron is scheduled to take to the air in fiscal 2009.
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